Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that agreements related to Syria’s Idlib and the East of the Euphrates do not work.

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He warned that Turkey will respond to the Syrian Army’s possible failure to withdraw its troops behind the line of Turkish observation post by the end of this month.

“At the moment, two of our 12 observation posts are behind the regime’s lines. We hope the regime will withdraw from our observation posts before the end of the month of February. If the regime does not pull back, Turkey will be obliged to take matters into its own hands,” Erdogan warned.

Erdogan added that his recent phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin had been constructive, and that they had agreed that the military forces of Russia and Turkey would remain in contact.

Putin, Erdogan Discuss Situation in Idlib

The statement comes after Putin and Erdogan spoke via telephone on Tuesday to discuss the recent attack on the Turkish military in Idlib province, as well as the situation in Libya and bilateral relations.

According to the Turkish president, the attack on Turkish servicemen, “who had been deployed to the region to prevent conflicts in Idlib”, jeopardised the joint effort to maintain peace in Syria.

“The president stressed that Turkey will continue using its right to protect itself from such attacks, in the toughest manner,” the Turkish presidential administration said in a statement.

This was preceded by Erdogan calling the current developments in Syria’s Idlib province “unmanageable” on Monday.

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He said that around one million refugees from the province had begun moving towards the Turkish border with the Arab Republic, claiming that this was the result of Damascus’ offensive in Idlib. He added that it would be difficult for Turkey to receive so many refugees.

 

Source: Sputnik

 

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Basically Erdogan is saying that he’ll have an invasion force for Idlib, Syria ready by the end of February. He could theoretically be distracted in the meantime by either/both with his troops clashing with the SDF/Kurds in NE Syria, and/or his expedition force of jihadis and Syrian mercenaries in Libya failing to establish a Turkish beachhead there but I wouldn’t count on it.
The important thing as always in Syria will be the stance of Russia if the Turks invade.

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Are you sure? All involved parties betrayed more than once (trumpUS at first) , only MERDolfgan GENOCIDALS did not, but not in a good way: they simply want to invade, steal, kill, jihad and genocidals (they should be erased from this planet).

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Chauhan Chauhan

Syrian doesn’t need this Turks hypocrite. bcuz turks are black mailing Syrian refugee to fight for turkey. and most of the Syrian are not interested in fight with SAA anymore that’s why this Erdogon thugs are suing foreign fighters to invade Syria and occupy. Turks and syrain people should come to it sense and remove this Erdogon thugs before he kills millions of turks and Syrian bcuz of his Zionist master US

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If you mean “Kurds and Syrians” I agree. If IT will exterminates ITS GENOCIDALS, that’s OK, keep on!

Christian Palestinian Arab
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Christian Palestinian Arab

It’s high time that Russia and Iran work together against all illegal Turkish occupation forces inside Syrian territory. All Turkish troops must withdraw immediately or be confronted firmly!

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Erdogan doesn’t want the real terrorists fleeing Idlib and crossing the border into Turkey for refuge. He should have thought about this long ago when he was allowing these terrorists to enter Syria through Turkey. He won’t be able to make a stand against the Syrians with Russian/Iranian/Hezbollah support. His alliance with NATO won’t help him here.

Werner Emde
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Wait a second. If he said there were TWO observation points “behind regime lines”, he’s referring to the recently captured ones. Because the overall number is greater. In the past, the SAA used to retreat from the areas surrounding the Turkish posts and Russian military police took over. So it would seem that this all he’s talking about. If so, it’s much ado about nothing.

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Erdogan you are invaders in Syria,you must retrive your forces in 24h or you will be in a open war Turkey and Syria.I wish you that you go to h**l.