Ambassador Kelly’s comments to the media about de-escalation of situation between Turkey and Russia (November 25)

Ambassador Kelly: “First of all, we stand of course in solidarity with our Turkish ally and no one questions the right of Turkey, or any other nation to defend its borders and territorial integrity.”

Question: Georgia is in a volatile region between Russia and Turkey. What can we expect?

Ambassador Kelly: “I think what this really highlights is the need for dialogue, for a continued emphasis on a political solution to the tragedy going on in Syria right now and we hope that both sides will continue to have a dialogue and to de-escalate the situation.”