Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally for his political party.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Syrian government of violating the ceasefire regime in the Idlib Governorate to reduce the escalation, vowing that the authorities in Damascus to pay a heavy price if “violations” continue.

Erdogan said in a speech on Monday: “Turkey remains committed to the March 5 understanding with Russia regarding Idlib, but at the same time it will not tolerate the aggression of the (Syrian) regime.”

Erdogan continued: “If the Syrian regime continues to violate the cease-fire in Idlib, we will make it pay a heavy price.”

The Turkish president, referring to the Syrian authorities, continued: “We will not allow the dark groups to spoil the ceasefire in Idlib.”

Turkey announced, on March 1, the launching of a new military operation in the name of “Spring Shield” in Idlib against the Syrian government forces in response to the “attacks” of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on “Turkish military and civilians” in the region, which witnessed great tension between the two sides after repeated incidents, especially the killing 36 members of the Turkish forces.

On March 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart reached a  decision to prevent tension in Idlib, including declaring a ceasefire in the region, establishing a “safe passage” in specific areas on the M-4 Highway.

 

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Garnet Troy Rossi
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Garnet Troy Rossi
2020-04-21 00:11

I believe that is is HIGH TIME the SAA targets and terminates the rabid turkey Tayyip.

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2020-04-21 06:05

Rusia debe exigir a Turquía que cumpla con los acuerdos, primero tiene que retirar sus mercenarios hacia el norte de la carretera M-4, segundo ordenar a sus mercenarios que no estén provocando con lanzamiento de misiles continuamente. El ejercito Sirio está en todo su derecho de defenderse de la agresión. QUIEN NO CUMPLE CON LOS ACUERDOS ES EL HIPÓCRITA ERDOGAN.

Write in English
Write in English
2020-04-21 07:11
Reply to  Nestor Arapa

Nobody reads that garb. Write in English.

Ishaq
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Ishaq
2020-04-21 12:06
Reply to  Nestor Arapa

Use the ‘Translate’ option to read in English.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-21 13:35
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There’s a spanish AMZ for spanish speakers…
Mais Nestor qui sait s’exprime en anglais est un peu concon sur les bords…

Duncan
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Duncan
2020-04-21 11:35

And says nothing about his proxies that disregard the ceasefire and even attack his troops.
time for the Dictator to leave Syria

FairsFair
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FairsFair
2020-04-21 12:43

And my question to Erdogan is what has Turkey done to rein in any of the foreign-backed jihadis since 2011 till today in N. Syria?

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-21 13:38

Does this idiot knows that Syria is a sovereign nation recognised by the UN and that Turkish actions in Syria are illegal in regard of international law?