22 July 2019

Erdogan hopes to discuss Idlib situation with Putin

Home page Politics
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is intending to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan to discuss the Situation in Syria’s Idlib, the Turkish leader told a closed-door conversation with representatives of foreign mass media, including TASS, on Thursday. reports citing TASS.

"Russia and Turkey have reached specific agreements on Idlib. We are also working with Iran and have held a number of trilateral Syria summits. We have 12 monitoring posts in Idlib tasked with ensuring security in the region. Unfortunately, the regime [of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] poses a threat for our observation posts," the President stressed. "But if the agreements in Sochi had not been reached, the refugee flow of 200,000-300,000 people would have headed for our border. We have managed to escape that thanks to the new ceasefire agreement. I am planning to discuss the Idlib issue with President Putin."

Last week, on June 13 and 16, two monitoring posts in Idlib were shelled by mortars. The shelling resulted in three Turkish servicemen being injured. Ankara believes that they were masterminded by the Syrian government army and its backers.

In turn, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the Russian Aerospace Forces had bombed terrorists, who were shelling the post of the Turkish armed forces, four times, eliminating a large group of militants.

2019.06.20 / 19:31
See also

Ukraine: Ruling party to win parliamentary elections

Japan's Abe wins majority of seats in upper house

Voting at Ukraine’s snap parliamentary elections over

Abe wants to sign peace treaty with Russian before 2021

Upper house election win shows support for constitution debate

Philip Hammond plans to quit if Johnson becomes PM - Video

Zelensky seeks power boost with snap election - Video

Over 800 irregularities reported in parliamentary election

Russia to continue assisting Syria in protecting sovereignty

Nigeria president condemns latest killings in Sokoto state

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla