Turkey continues implementing successfully the Sochi agreements with Russia on the Idlib de-escalation zone, in spite of provocations in the region, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

“The implementation of the Sochi agreements on Idlib is being successfully continued, despite of the provocations ongoing in the region,” the ministry said in a statement.

On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that terrorist groups were operating in about 70% of the Idlib demilitarized zone in Syria.

According to Lavrov, Jabhat al-Nusra (a terrorist group banned in Russia – TASS) which has disguised itself as “Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham dominates [in the region] and violates the demilitarized zone agreements.”

The Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met in Russia’s Sochi on September 17, 2018, and their talks resulted in an agreement to establish by October 15 a demilitarized zone in Idlib, which should be 15-20 kilometers deep along the line disengaging Syria’s government troops and armed opposition.

Nonetheless, Ankara asked for extra time and for a delay at the beginning of the joint patrolling in Idlib, citing own inability to ensure security.

More:
http://tass.com/world/1040797

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The Turkish Sultan’s ministry of defense admits failure to implement the Sochi agreement since al Nusra successor HTS dominates the Idlib demilitarized zone.

IMHO that would be the Headline that describes current facts.

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The Sultan doesn’t see HTS as a terrorist organization. The only terrorist organization for the Sultan are the Kurds. For him the fact that you were born a Kurd makes you automatically a terrorist and he must wipe you out from the face of this Holly World…

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@USR, I am afraid You are right. But HTS is a successor of al Nusra. So it inherits the terrorist Nusra status in all civilized countries.

And this and Your words make me wonder whether the Sultanate of Turkey is a civilized country.

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HTS s not the successor to al-Nusra!
HTS is al-Nusra = al-Qaeda in Syria.

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Exacto, HTS es Al-qaeda

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@Nestor. the legal concept I mentioned boils down to what You say too.

p.s. Mere rebranding does not help. They are the same.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, legally here: The successor party or group of a forbidden entity inherits the legal status.
This prevents rebranding.

See German Federation against NSDAP and DKP successor parties. The German Federal Court decided that they share the fate and legal status of the forbidden unit. AFAIR The Federation government fixed it not only on the ideas but also the people that joined the new entities.

p.s. Sorry: My English is too limited to express the ideas.

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“Turquía implementa exitosamente acuerdos con Rusia en Idlib”, decepciona Rusia que se deje manipular por el gobierno Turco.
Erdogan siempre protegerá y ayudará a los mercenarios que están en Idlib.

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Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
“The implementation of the Sochi agreements on Idlib is being successfully continued.

yeah right…..Turkey has failed and is in denial

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that terrorist groups were operating in about 70% of the Idlib demilitarized zone .