BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday that “a Russian military delegation will visit Ankara next week to discuss the ceasefire agreement in Idlib,” noting that “joint patrols between Russian and Turkish forces will begin on the M-4 International Road” starting on March 15th.

“We will start joint patrols with the Russians on the M-4 road on March 15, and we have started work on the details of the safe passage along the road,” Akar said, adding that “a Russian military delegation will arrive in Ankara early next week,” according to the Turkish Anatolia Agency.

The Turkish Minister of Defense confirmed that his country would respond to an attack against Turkish forces in Idlib, saying: “We will respond without hesitation to any attack targeting Turkish observation points and our soldiers in Idlib,” noting that “no violations of the ceasefire have been observed since it went into effect.”

Last Thursday, in Moscow, negotiations took place between the two Presidents, Russian Vladimir Putin and Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which focused on settlement issues in Syria, chief among them are ways to find a solution to the current crisis in the de-escalation zone in Idlib.

 

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JulioCesar
2020-03-07 13:42

A ceasefire in Idlib, means that everything remains the same and the Turkish terrorists, ISIS, ALQAEDA can continue killing the Syrian people. With this shameful agreement, Turkish terrorists remain in Syria and can continue to move military equipment within Syria.

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Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-08 08:16
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Absolutely! The ErDOG promotes a ceasefire any time his cockroaches infestation is getting serious pest control.
And it’s not 4 days old that ErDOG’s puppets tried again to attack Hmeimim using suicide-drones…

Tyler Vincent
Tyler Vincent
2020-03-07 14:37

Terrorist president. Turks and Syrians are brothers, Assad has stated, and Erdogens plans are going to change one way or another

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Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-08 08:12
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Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-08 08:13
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Let’s be clear : ErDOG is a shitlamist. His program can be red in Surat 9. Any ceasefire or peace treaty has to be considered just like the Hudaibiyah treaty : a deception meant to lure the kafirs (infidels) into a death trap. Since Assad is secular and from a sub-sect either seen as Shia or synchretist as Alevis are often seen as undercover Christians disguised as Muslims, from a Muslim-Brotherhood POV, Assad is an infidel. Any change of way as long as AKP=Muslim-Brotherhood will rule Turkey, shall be seen as a tactical retreat made to avoid losses and prepare… Read more »

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Alicia Keez
2020-03-08 04:35

“no violations of the ceasefire have been observed since it went into effect.” that statement now is obsolete as violations have now begun by HTS.