BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The newly agreed upon demilitarized zone in the Idlib Governorate will be implemented by October 15th, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Furthermore, Putin stated that the demilitarized zone area will be between 15-20 kilometers deep.
Putin said that once this demilitarized zone is created, Turkey and Russia will restore the transit routes between the Aleppo, Idlib, and Latakia provinces.
He would conclude his press conference by stating that Russia and Turkey would continue their cooperation in fighting terrorists across Syria.
Earlier today, Erdogan and Putin agreed to establish a demilitarized zone in the Idlib Governorate after increased tensions among the Syrian government and opposition forces.