Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 42nd Mukhtars Meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on December 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Ankara could take unilateral action in the Syrian region of Idlib unless the agreements with Russia are implemented, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul on Sunday.

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“We retain the right to clear that site in our own way in case the promise given to us about the location of Operation Spring Shield [in Idlib] is not kept. We reached an agreement [with Russia] to resolve the Idlib crisis without any further bloodshed. If not, we will be going on along the path we have set for ourselves,” Erdogan said aired by NTV channel.

Apart from that, he said that at least 59 Turkish troops had been killed in that Syrian region over the past month.

Erdogan claimed that the Turkish military “have neutralized 3,400 troops of the [Syrian] regime” in Idlib.

At the talks in Moscow on March 5, the Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed a ceasefire along with other measures aimed at resolving the crisis in Syria’s Idlib region.

Under the agreements, fighting should be stopped along the entire contact line after ceasefire comes into effect on March 6. Starting on March 15, Russia and Turkey are to start jointly patrolling the area along the M4 highway, where a security corridor will be established.

Moscow and Ankara reiterated commitment to Syria’s sovereignty and agreed to continue fight against terrorism.

 

Source: TASS

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Per Jensen
Per Jensen
2020-03-09 10:51

When does Putin realize that Erdogan is untrustworthy?
What can Putin not conclude after countless experiences with Erdogan?

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-09 16:51
Reply to  Per Jensen

It’s obvious! Nobody can trust an Islamist, or any religious fanatic : ALL are liars, even from the start as the existence of any god is already a lie.

Mike
Mike
2020-03-09 18:41
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Your full of it you islamist loving Israeli rat.

Mowaten
Mowaten
2020-03-09 16:34

Does he mean he’s going to attack his own zombie proxies who are violating the ceasefire agreement?

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-09 17:37

Action should be taken directly on ErDOG’s palace. Thus it’d need a bunker-buster. Note that Israel could provide an impressive hypersonic bunker-buster missile. Its speed allows to strike much deeper buried targets than GBU-28/37… A Mediterranean alliance with Syria, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Libya, maybe adding Armenia, Iraq, etc, is necessary to confront Erdolf’s dreams of land thievery. Note that since Greece said that they will veto a NATO ntervention if Turkey ends under attack. In other terms, nonetheless, Ch.5 of NATO Charter doesn’t applies when Turks invade Syria if they end under attack, but Greek veto means that… Read more »

Mike
Mike
2020-03-09 18:42
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Again almasdr ban this two faced liar and Israeli troll.