ALL PHOTOS the Number of Turkish soldiers killed in the air strike of Syrian forces in Idlib province, has risen to 33 people.
freeze video TRT World Now / YouTube the result was also affected 32 Turkish soldier. According to him, they were hospitalized and are in stable condition. The Russian defense Ministry said that the Turkish military came under fire of Syrian forces on 27 February, were among the advancing militants
freeze video FRANCE 24 English / YouTube, you also injured 32 Turkish soldier. According to him, they were hospitalized and are in stable condition. The Russian defense Ministry said that the Turkishs military came under fire of Syrian forces on 27 February, were among the advancing militants
freeze video FRANCE 24 English / YouTube, you also injured 32 Turkish soldier. According to him, they were hospitalized and are in stable condition. The Russian defense Ministry said that the Turkish military came under fire of Syrian forces on 27 February, were among the advancing militants
freeze video FRANCE 24 English / YouTube After the death of military personnel Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting on security issues
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the Number of Turkish soldiers killed in the air strike of Syrian forces in Idlib province, has risen to 33 people. This was announced by the Governor of the Turkish province of Hatay Rahmi Dogan, Anadolu reports. Earlier it was reported about the 29 victims of the attack in Syria. The United States supports Turkey in the Syrian conflict, and I believe that NATO must help Ankara to stop the “Syrian regime” and Russia.
According to the newspaper Daily Sabah, Turkey destroyed a convoy of Syrian troops in the Eastern province of Idlib. According to the newspaper, came under fire from troops who were on the international highway M-5.
Dogan added that as a result also suffered 32 Turkish soldier. According to him, they were hospitalized and are in stable condition.
the defense Ministry said that the Turkish military came under fire of Syrian forces on 27 February, were among the advancing militants, reports TASS. As noted, the Turkish military, according to the provided coordinates of their location, were not to be under fire from the Syrian army. Aviation videoconferencing was also not struck in the area of the Syrian village of Bahun, which killed Turkish soldiers.
According close to the Syrian opposition monitoring Centre for human rights, which leads “Kommersant”, in for Thursday in Syria killed at least 34 Turkish citizen, and in social networks there are reports of more than a hundred dead.
After the death of military personnel Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting on security issues. Then Ankara retaliated because of the attack of the Syrian army in Idlib. On the news of the death of the Turkish military portal that tracks the blocking of Internet resources around the world Netblocks, reported limitations of access to social networks of the largest providers.
on Thursday Evening on the territory of Turkey is almost completely inaccessible were Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. However, no official statements about blocking these resources, the Turkish authorities did not. Meanwhile, this is not the first case of large-scale restrictions on the availability of social networks in Turkey. The same lock was introduced earlier during the Turkish operations in Syria, “the Source of peace and Shield of the Euphrates”. Experts Netblocks suggest that measures designed to limit the spread of open access to sensitive information about military operations, primarily photos and videos from the event, as well as reports of the death toll.
Strike in Idlib “attack on NATO,”
Immediately after the meeting of the security Council Turkey has become aware of a telephone conversation between Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg. The head of NATO condemned “the indiscriminate air strikes of the Syrian regime and its patron Russia” in Idlib, and called on them “to halt the offensive, to respect international law”. According to the press-Secretary of the Party of justice and development Omer Celik, on Friday morning, the Turkish authorities will start consultations with NATO on the situation in Idlib.
“the attack on Turkey is an attack on NATO. We anticipate that some steps will be taken to a no-fly zone,” said Omer Thface.
prior To this, Ankara and Brussels have already discussed the possibility of coordination in Idlib. Moreover, Turkey has considered the possibility of placing its border with Syria, us anti-aircraft missile systems (SAMS) Patriot. But Washington on this score have not yet taken.
Another Thursday afternoon, President Erdogan claimed that the events in Idlib develop in Turkey’s favor. Then he told about the death in Syria three Turkish soldiers. At that time, the death toll in Idlib in February Turkish citizens has reached 20 people. As a result of retaliatory strikes, according to the Turkish Ministry of defense, for 17 days, the country’s armed forces neutralized 1709 people in the ranks of the Syrian Pro-government forces. Until then, however, Ankara was in no hurry to officially announce a military operation against Damascus, despite promises of the President of Turkey firmly respond to the death of its citizens. But after meeting the Turkish security Council press Secretary headed by the President of the party of justice and development party (AKP) Omer Celik said that Turkey has agreed to be forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, “hostile purposes”. The development of the situation could lead to a confrontation of Russia with NATO.
As noted in his Twitter, one of Turkey’s leading experts in the field of security Metin Gurcan, the situation is “worse than November 24, 2015” when a Russian bomber su-24M was shot down by Turkish F-16 and fell in Syria four kilometers from the border with Turkey. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident a “stab in the back” by the accomplices of the terrorists. Relations between Moscow and Ankara was actually suspended for a year.
Now, Washington has heard demands to help Ankara to stop the “Syrian regime” and Russia. U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison expressed hope that the Turkish President will see who is a reliable ally of Ankara. “They see what Russia is, they see hit is now,” she said. In the night of Friday, when it became known about new victims among the Turkish military, the us Republican Senator Lindsey Graham urged the President of the United States Donald trump to create a no-fly zone over Syrian Idlib. “The world sits idly by and watches the destruction of Idlib, Assad, Iran and Russian,” – said in a statement.
Two days earlier, the head of the European command of the U.S. General Todd Walters stated that cooperation against Russia is a long-term interest of both the US and Turkey. The General said, Turkey’s role in countering Russia is fundamentally important. “Both countries regard the black sea region as its natural sphere of influence. They continue to interfere in Libya and are direct fighting in Idlib,” said he.
we will Remind that the situation in Idlib escalated in early February, when in one week as a result of the actions of the Syrian army in Idlib killed 14 Turkish citizens. Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed this not only on Damascus, but Moscow. He demanded from Russia to stop the advance of the Syrian Pro-government forces in Idlib. The withdrawal of the Syrian army was to be held until the end of February, otherwise Turkey promised to launch a full-scale military operation in Idlib. In addition, President Erdogan has threatened that will not leave unpunished new incidents with the death of Turkish citizens.
against this background, the representatives of Moscow and Ankara have started consultations, trying to find another compromise on Idlib, while simultaneously accusing each other of violating the Sochi agreements relating to this area of de-escalation. The Russian side stressed that Turkey did not fulfil the requirements of the disengagement of the Syrian opposition from the terrorists failed to stop shelling areas, the border area de-escalation, and did not provide free access to highways M4 and M5 (Latakia-Aleppo, Damascus-Aleppo). For its part, Turkey has said that Moscow has not stopped the progress of the Syrian army deep into Idlib. The first offensive of the Syrian army in the area began in late April under the pretext of fighting with terrorists. Since the boundaries of the zone of de-escalation has changed significantly.
In mid-February the Syrian army managed to establish control over the entire M5, a significant part of Turkish observation posts located around the area of de-escalation of Idlib, according to the Astana agreements (with the participation of Turkey, Russia and Iran) appeared on the territory controlled by Syrian government forces. Ankara stated that it did not intend to leave their positions. The Turkish military began to support the units of the Syrian opposition. In the end in the night of Thursday they had taken the Sarakibe, which is located at the intersection of the slopes M4 and M5. The Syrian army attempted to retake the city. At the same time the Syrian Pro-government forces went on the offensive in the South of Idlib.
on Thursday, the head of the Centre for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev said that “Turkey continues to support the actions of illegal armed groups, artillery fire and the use of reconnaissance-strike unmanned aircraft for attacks on units of the Syrian armed forces.” He also spoke about the destruction of Syrian air defenses of a Turkish attack drone which violated the airspace of Syria. These words came a few hours later after the head of the defense Ministry of Turkey, Hulusi Akar said that the talks in Ankara with the Russian delegation discussed the possibility of opening Syria’s airspace for the smooth flights of Turkish drones. In Moscow, this statement is still no comment, but earlier, the Russian military has repeatedly stressed that videoconferencing control the airspace over Idlib.
At the same time in Moscow have already started to Express concern, WHon the Syrian skies can become dangerous for the Russian aviation. So, working in Idlib correspondents of the TV channel “Russia 24” reported that “militants and Turkish specialists” are trying to bring down the Russian and Syrian aircraft with portable anti-aircraft missiles.
Until now, Washington could not break the Alliance between Russia and Turkey on Syria, which resulted in the “Astana” format. Despite the differences in the views of Moscow and Ankara have found a compromise not only on the Syrian issues, but also on other regional issues, including the situation in Libya. Contacts between presidents Putin and Erdogan was more often than anyone else. Since the last escalation of the crisis in Idlib in February, Ankara has repeatedly signaled that it expects a new meeting of the two presidents. It was expected that it could take place on 5 March. However, the Kremlin said that President Putin has other plans.
In the night of Friday the Agency Reuters, citing a Turkish official said that following the meeting of its security Council, Turkey decided not to stop Syrian refugees who seek to reach Europe by sea or land. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, employees of the Turkish police, coast guard and border crossings were instructed to idle in the event of a flood of refugees from Syria. After a couple of hours this information was confirmed by Omer Celik. “Migration policy of Turkey remains unchanged, however, we are no longer able to hold back the refugees,” – said the spokesman of the AKP Turkish media.
prior To this, Ankara has repeatedly stated that the situation in Idlib puts country’s security under threat, as hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have accumulated on the Syrian-Turkish border hoping to escape from the Russian attacks videoconferencing and Syrian aircraft, while Turkey is unable to cope with the 3.7 million refugees that have long been within its territory. Ankara promised to direct the flowand refugees in Europe, if the European countries will do nothing. In accordance with the agreement concluded in 2016, the EU has allocated billions of euros of aid in exchange for the agreement of Ankara to stop the flow of migrants to Europe.
At the UN say that the number of displaced persons since December 1, was about 950 thousand people. It is also reported hundreds of civilian casualties in the air strikes. In the night of Friday, the representatives of Belgium and Germany in the UN security Council issued a joint statement calling to stop the death of civilians. However, according to Russia’s permanent representative to the UN of Basil Nebenzu, the only solution to the problem of Idlib and Syria in General will be final and irrevocable expulsion of terrorists from the country. He also called on Western colleagues not to bury the Astana process.