Turkish President： Turkey and Russia have not reached consensus on Syria
Turkish President: Turkey and Russia have not reached consensus on Syria
Xinhua News Agency, Ankara, February 19 (Reporter Zheng Siyuan Shi Yang) Turkish President Erdogan said on the 19th that Turkey and Russia have reached consensus on the Syrian Idlib issue.
Erdogan said in the Turkish parliament that Turkey and Russia redefine the antique talks in the Russian capital Moscow from the 17th to the 18th and 北京桑拿洗浴保健 gradually ease the tension in Idlib through diplomatic channels, but the two sides reached consensus.
Erdogan said that Turkey and Russia have very different views on the Idlib issue, but the two sides will continue to discuss this issue.
He also said that if the Syrian government does not withdraw its troops by the end of February, Turkey will launch an operation in Idlib province.
Syria’s Idlib province, bordering Turkey, is the last major area of internal control of opposition armed and extremist groups in Syria.
Syrian government forces have been hoping to recapture this area.
In September 2018, Russian President Putin and Turkish President Erdogan met in Sochi, and the two sides decided to establish a demilitarized zone between Syrian government forces and opposition armed forces in Idlib province.
According to the agreement, Turkey has established 12 observation points in Idlib in the name of monitoring the ceasefire.
Recently, the Syrian government army and the Turkish army broke out in Idlib. Both sides suffered casualties in the exchange of fire.
Original title: Turkish President: Turkey and Russia have not reached consensus on Syria’s Idlib