Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described Russian allegations about Turkey preparing military action in Syria as laughable and said the country needs to give an account of the 400,000 people that it killed in cooperation with the regime in Syria before accusing Turkey.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall while on a state visit to the West African country on Friday, Mr Erdogan said I laugh at Russia. First of all Russia needs to give an account of the people that they killed in Syria. The number of people that they killed in cooperation with the regime has reached 400,000,

The Turkish president also said Russia was engaged in an invasion of Syria and accused it of trying to set up a boutique state for its longtime ally Bashar Assad.

Turkey, which has taken in more than 2.5 million refugees fleeing the Syrian war, wants Assad out and says only his removal can bring long-term peace.

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