Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 42nd Mukhtars Meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on December 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded on Saturday that Syrian government forces immediately withdrew from areas close to Turkish observation posts in Idlib, backtracking from his previous pledge to wait for the move until the end of February.

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“Until the regime’s [Syrian government] forces pull out beyond the borders [of the Idlib de-escalation zone] outlined in the Sochi agreement, the problem will not be solved. If they do not leave, we will do this work without waiting until the end of February,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul, broadcast by the NTV channel.

Erdogan has repeatedly threatened military action unless Syrian armed forces halt their operation in Idlib and withdrew from the de-escalation zone by the end of the month.

The situation in Idlib has been tense for months. Tensions spiked recently after Turkish military units came under fire from Syrian government forces, and two Syrian helicopters were shot down.

Ankara has accused the Syrian government forces of violating the ceasefire in Idlib and has threatened military force unless the situation changes. Damascus, in turn, has defended its right to retaliate against continued militant attacks on civilians and government forces in Idlib.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

This is Syria, not Turkey, Erdogan has nothing to say, this is a sovereign state that hasn’t attacked Turkey and there is no UNSC resolution about this area.

Dcass
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Dcass

Syria is NOT Turkey. It is the Turkish invasion and occupation forces that must leave Syria not the Syrian government forces who belong there.

Willy Van Damme
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Willy Van Damme

The US, Israel and Turkey all lost the war by using these mercenaries from al Qaeda & others so in anger and trying to take revenge they now act by themselves. A last attempt to fight of defeat and humiliation. And the UN, the last defence for the sovereignty of nations is closing its eyes. Just like its predecessor before WWII did.

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Nestor Arapa

Putín debe callar a su amigo Erdogan, este último miembro de la Hermandad Musulmana, líder de los terroristas de la región.

FairsFair
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Assad to Erdogan, “You’re crazy. We’re eliminating your jihadi proxies. Why would we stop now? You’ve ruined your economy with all your fingers in different pies: Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine and annoyed practically everyone. You’ve purged your military of all your best commanders in that last attempted coup against you. If you go to war with us and the body bags with Turks start to flow, you’re toast. Have a nice day…”

Abu Bakr
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Abu Bakr

Assad is hiding the most unmanly man in the world putin and Other leaders decide about syria not him Assad was finished 2015 single handed by islamic state

General Hatami
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General Hatami

Erdogan,pazi,da si kaj ne narediš in pahneš Turkey in to WW3

OziGooner
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OziGooner

Quiet old man….

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

Dog breath rambling on again.

Abu Bakr
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Abu Bakr

No i didnt kiss your mother

Issam Kheirbeck
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Issam Kheirbeck

Someone ask this idiot, dos Idlib belong to him?

Abu Bakr
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Abu Bakr

It belongs to the people WHO live there and the people WHO live there dont want assadist rats they want sunni ruled sharia laws

Ty ty
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Ty ty

The terrorists have no chance, Idlib will be liberated, Turkey must leave.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

I hope Russia air force stop this animal who is obeying USA-Israel-NATO orders.

Dave
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Erdogan is a terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a cheap Turkish suit. Turkey is a state sponsor of terrorism.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Russia should stop this animal, even if he is receiving orders of USA-Israel.

Abu Bakr
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Abu Bakr

Good erdogan make zionist cry crush the betrayal kurds and those zionist roaches saa

Danny
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Danny

It didn’t take even 3 months to evict Assadi supporters out of entire Idlib, not even one Turkish soldier was hurt but thousands & thousands Assadi were killed.

Then took many years , thousands more Assadi died trying to take it back.

With fighting against Turkey thousands thousands more Assadi will die.

population of million & million Syrians Will also attack Assadis and kill them whenever they get a chance.

Even a kid understands that it won’t take even a month to push assadis out of idlib again. Criminal Dictator Assad is good for nothing.

Abu Bakr
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Abu Bakr

Danny boy i couldnt say it better