9 April 2020

Turkey urges Russia for an immediate cease-fire in Idlib

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A Turkish delegation urged its Russian counterparts to immediately establish a cease-fire in Idlib, during talks in Ankara on the situation in Syria. reports that, Turkey told Russia a cease-fire should be immediately established as the two sides discussed steps that should be taken on the ground, according to diplomatic sources.

Turkey also highlighted the importance of implementing the 2018 Sochi deal, and emphasized a possible civilian disaster and a mass migration should be avoided.

The talks in the Foreign Ministry was led by Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal. The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin, according to diplomatic sources.

Idlib, near Turkey's southern border, falls within a de-escalation zone laid out in a deal between Turkey and Russia in late 2018.

2020.02.27 / 22:54
Nurlana Ahmadova
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