Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has underlined the importance of containing the Syrian Arab Army in Idlib province and preventing a humanitarian disaster, the Turkish presidential administration said on Friday following Erdogan’s phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian President expressed his serious concern over aggressive steps taken by extremist groups in Idlib.

“The talks focused again on the situation in Idlib de-escalation zone. Vladimir Putin expressed significant concerns over the continuing aggression of extremist groups. The need for unconditional respect for Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity was stressed,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

The two heads of state confirmed their commitment to all previous agreements on Syria. In particular, Erdogan stressed that the implementation of the Sochi agreements is a key condition for settling the crisis in northwestern Syria.

Earlier the same day, Erdogan said that Turkey would not withdraw from Idlib Province as long as Syrian government forces continue to press on with their ‘violent onslaught’.

“According to the latest data, we have neutralised 150 ‘regime elements’, destroyed 12 tanks, three armoured vehicles, 14 howitzers and two pickup trucks. We will not pull out from Idlib until the regime halts its aggression against the province’s population. This is the only condition for cessation of hostilities”, Erdogan said.

Addressing the issue of Patriot air-defence systems, Erdogan said that Ankara requested the weapons systems from the Trump administration, but is still not abandoning Russia’s S-400s.

According to the Turkish president, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have proposed holding a four-way summit in Istanbul on 5 March, with the attendance of Russia, to resolve the situation in Idlib.

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Source: Sputnik

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Sweet Robert
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Actually is the other way other around. Reports of 200 to 250 ErDOGran the Reprobates’s jihad terrorists were killed. If this was such a successful event then why does his terrorists not occupy this area? Gotta be a special kind of stupid to believe this nonsense. This reprobate is not a good situation. His agreed OP are surrounded and his illegitimate OP which are popping nearly daily are not defendable.His soldiers and motley crew of terrorists are sitting ducks. Truly now is the time for a legit coup.

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Garnet Troy Rossi

Erdogan also claims his wife has 8 breasts and 8 nipples and he has to give her a bowl of water twice a day on the floor of their kitchen.

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Was it the case, it’d become legitimate for SyAAF to use Su-24 to drop KAB-1500 laser guided bombs on all Turkish “observation” posts and hunt all Turkish convoys crossing the border with sensor-fused cluster bombs…

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Er_dog-an, you can lie to your people everything you one, you are politician.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

I think Er_dog_an is wrong with this number, at least there must be 150,000 Syria soldiers death, this is more realistic (like USA notifications of soldiers death).