BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The residents and displaced civilians inside the Idlib Governorate will remain, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
“The borders of Idlib will be protected under the memorandum of understanding signed in Sochi. There would be no change in the status of Idlib,” Cavusoglu said at a news conference, as quoted by the state-owned Anadolu News Agency.
The Turkish Foreign Minister added that the newly agreed upon demilitarized zone in the Idlib Governorate will provide a safe haven for these civilians.
Cavusoglu’s comments came just one day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Sochi to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in order to discuss the fate of the Idlib Governorate.