Turkey announced plans for new negotiations with Russia on Idlib

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Turkey and Russia agreed to continue talks to resolve the Syrian Idlib. This was stated press Secretary of the Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin.

the Politician said that the Turkish side insists on the implementation of international obligations of the Sochi Memorandum on Idlauskas area of de-escalation and withdrawal of the Syrian army outside the city. He explained that we are talking about the planned 2.5 years ago, borders, RIA Novosti reported.

Press Secretary of Recep Tayyip Erdogan added that Turkey would not shy away from its obligations at the Sochi Memorandum. However, he assured that in case of attack on their observation points, they will be “hard to answer”.

the First phase of the negotiations, countries took place last week in Ankara amid escalating tension in North-West Syria. During the meeting the sides discussed steps to promote the political process in the country.

Earlier, Putin and Erdogan agreed to improve the efficiency of joint action in Syria. Both leaders stated concern about the worsening situation in Iglinsky area of de-escalation. At the same time, Putin drew attention to the Turkish colleagues for a sharp increase in terrorist activity.

February 10, it became known that the government forces in Damascus carried out the shelling of a Turkish observation object in Idlib. The attack killed five people.

the defense Ministry of Turkey stated that, in return, struck the 115 Syrian targets. It is argued that 101 soldiers “neutralized”, and destroyed three tanks and shot down the helicopter.

Four zones of de-escalation in Syria was established in accordance with the may agreement 2017 at the talks in Astana the representatives of Russia, Iran and Turkey. In 2018, three areas came under the control of Damascus.

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