Turkey is moving its special forces to observation posts in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the Anadolu media outlet reported.

“A convoy of 150 trucks with special forces, military equipment and ammunition reached the Syrian border of the southern Turkish province of Hatay, from where it will proceed to Syria,” according to Anadolu.

Earlier, five Turkish soldiers and three civilians were killed in the province following Syrian army airstrikes, according to Ankara.

On 5 February, Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed via telephone the recent attack on the Turkish military in Idlib province.

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

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad, in order to put an end to the Syrian armed forces’ offensive in Idlib, where a buffer zone agreed upon by Ankara and Moscow is located.

Turkey, alongside Russia and Iran, is a guarantor of the Syrian ceasefire. In 2017, the sides agreed to set up de-escalation zones to decrease hostilities in the Middle Eastern country.

 

Source: Sputnik

 

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Idlib is full of civilians. Turks would be wise to join SAA in eliminating terrorists so citizens who are displaced can return. Erdog does not want refugees than this is the only way forward. Turks can save their terrorists by hauling them back to Turkey because Putin will have no mercy. He does not want this trash in his neighborhood.

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Hoping your analysis is correct. The Turks can keep their jihadists.

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Turkmen may be near and dear to his heart but they like all proxies do not pay the bills and do not turn a profit. Should he be so concerned about them then he can send back the Syrians and take the Turkmen through out Syria. It is in his advantage to take the Turkmen. The Turkmen claim to hate Syria so they should have no problem.

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And what did the Turks present in Idlib during the last 8-9 years do about al Nusra, HTS (both rebranded al Qaeda of 9/11 fame) there. Those jihadis needed removing and still do but the Turks have done [email protected] all about them during their time in that province instead accommodating them while putting their Turkmen in charge who promptly evicted local Syrians from their homes and land?