BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu met with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on Tuesday in order to discuss the ongoing situation in the Idlib province of Syria, the Damascus-based Al-Watan newspaper reported this morning.

Informed sources told Al-Watan that the visit took place at the request of the Russian Defense Minister, who wanted to have an ’emergency’ meeting with his Turkish counterpart.

“We were forced to call you because the situation in Syria requires immediate attention,” Al-Watan reported, quoting an unnamed source.

Shoigu told his Turkish counterpart that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has ‘restrained’ themselves in the Idlib buffer zone, but the situation is becoming ‘intolerable’.

The Russian Defense Minister allegedly told Akar that Turkey needs to step up their efforts to force the militants to leave the designated buffer zone or else the Syrian military will be launching their offensive.

The meeting between the two defense ministers comes just a week before the upcoming Astana Peace Conference.

 

 

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Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2018-11-21 12:53

The Astana agreement was a speed breaker wall for SAA. It completely stopped the SAA and bogged them down. Russians should immediately remove this shackle on SAA and allow them to operate against the terrorists in Idlib. As for the civilians tell them that you are opening a safe corridor just like it was done in many other cities which were taken back by SAA. Allow the civilians to come out and then launch an all out attack on the terrorists and eliminate them. If Turki or Saudi or West or Europe cry about the poor head choppers they can… Read more »