Erdogan: Syrian army must stop the attack in Idlib

Syria’s Armed forces should end its offensive in the area of de-escalation of Idlib, said the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He urged Putin to influence Bashar al-Assad to stop the advance of its troops, writes RIA Novosti news Agency.

in Addition, the Syrian army has until the end of February to withdraw from observation posts of the Turkish army in Idlib, insists Erdogan. If this happens, Ankara is threatening to solve the problem.

After a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin, Erdogan said that relations with Russia are very important for Turkey. The conversation leaders of two countries was constructive and productive.

the Turkish leader added that he is not going to clash with allies and friends, but wants Russia to better understand how the situation in Syria is a sensitive one for Ankara.

earlier, the Turkish military tried to change positions in Iglinsky area of de-escalation, however, came under fire from the Syrian army, killing five soldiers and three civilians.