BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Russia’s RIA Novosti agency reported that the ongoing consultations between Moscow and Ankara regarding the situation in the de-escalation zone in Idlib is discussing the level of the Turkish military presence there.

The agency quoted a Turkish source as saying that during a meeting held at the Turkish Foreign Ministry, a Russian technical delegation presented proposals on reducing the number of observation points for the Turkish army in Idlib, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement in this regard.

The source added, “After the Turkish side refused to withdraw its observation posts and insisted on maintaining them, it was decided to reduce the number of Turkish forces present in Idlib and to withdraw heavy weapons from the area.”

The Turkish Ministry of Defense had announced that a meeting would be held on Wednesday, at its headquarters in Ankara, between Turkish and Russian military delegations, to discuss the latest developments in Idlib.

During the meeting on Wednesday, several protesters gathered outside of the Turkish observation posts to protest Ankara’s presence inside the areas of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Turkey later accused the Syrian government of organizing these protests and said their troops were ‘attacked’ by the demonstrators at observation post 7.

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A.H.
A.H.
2020-09-17 15:48

Why talks? Turky is an invador of Syria and must get out imediatly !! What is Assad waiting to give an ultimatum to every terrorist (inclusiv there sponsors US, NATO, UK, France, Belgium…). on the Syrian land. You know the cocrdinates of there bases, Iran and Rusia have the missils to exterminate them in a few minutes.

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Stern Daler
2020-09-18 09:55
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because you try to negotiate before you shoot. It is a crime under der Charter of the UN to start a war. Lock how prudent the EU reacts to Turkish provocations. Please give links to your claimed involvement of NATO and Belgium… sponsoring terrorism in Syria or being a terrorist. France is borderline since it participated in the US scam that initiated so called retaliatory cruise missile attacks because of alleged chemical attacks by Syria. So did the UK that also created and directed the White Helmet and Free Syrian Police scams. IMHO the so called evidence presented by the… Read more »

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Cyriak Papasissis
2020-09-28 16:42
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For me the strongest evidence of direct NATO involvement in Syria was the ease with which ISIS overwhelmed Syrian Army positions , penetrated deep behind the meagre Syrian defenses, and captured Palmyra in 2015. Without satellite photos from NATO it would have been improbable to succeed in that. NATO is no more ‘defensive’ in nature. It stopped being so since at the latest 1990. Recently the Secretary Stoltenberg announced that NATO’s ‘defense’ interests include the Arctic and the Northern Route. NATO has ceased to be ‘defensive’, it is clearly an offensive gang, espousing the destruction of Russia, Rothschilds’ dream project.