Putin and Erdogan discussed by phone the situation in Idlib

Putin and Erdogan discussed by phone the situation in Idlib the Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation, during which discussed the implementation of agreements on de-escalation in Idlib Putin and Erdogan discussed by phone the situation in Idlib
the Press service of the President of Russia, the Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation, during which discussed the implementation of agreements on de-escalation in Idlib
the Press service of the President of Russia

the Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation, during which was discussed the implementation of agreements on de-escalation in Idlib. This was reported by TASS, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. Information about the conversation published on the Kremlin website.

“Today, a telephone conversation between presidents Putin and Erdogan at the request of the head of the Turkish Republic. The conversation was detailed, he was devoted to the need to do everything to fulfill the original agreement in the area of de-escalation” – Lavrov said.

the foreign Minister added that the two presidents discussed the possibility of contacts on the situation in Idlib at various levels. “It was discussed [during a telephone conversation Putin and Erdogan] and the opportunity in the near future to make the necessary contacts at a particular level. Literally half an hour ago said that the Russian and Turkish negotiators who yesterday and the day before was working in Ankara, agreed to continue work today,” – said the Minister.

the Kremlin said that during the conversation, the presidents “noted the priority of tasks in the fight against international terrorist groups”.

“both sides stressed the need to adopt additional measures in order to normalise the situation in the North-West of Syria. They agreed to reinforce the relevant inter-Ministerial consultations and to study the possibility to hold the meeting at the highest level”, – stated in the message.

If the military, diplomats and security officials of the two countries “will be able to concentrate on basic agreements on de-escalation in Idlib, these agreements can be translated into the language of practical actions”, said Sergei Lavrov.

He said that Russia has asked Syria to suspend fighting in Idlib to evacuate the wounded Turkish soldiers to remove the bodies of the victims, writes The Bell.

So, the threat of a direct military clash between Russia and Turkey, a NATO member, is weakening. About this threat talking on Friday morning after the Syrian Idlib in the airstrike killed dozens of Turkish soldiers.

the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has offered condolences to the Turkish side. “We do everything for the safety of those Turkish soldiers, who provide a mode of de-escalation in the area of Idlib, has been provided. Our military is on the ground ready to continue this work”, – he assured.

Earlier in the defense Ministry hinted at the fact that the Turkish military died through the fault of the command. According to the Russian authorities, the Turkish soldiers “were among the advancing militants.”

In the Council of Federation has not excluded the possibility of war of Turkey with Syria

Turkey, are Planning large-scale operation in Idlib can grow in its war with Syria, said to “Interfax” member of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich. “Now all the leadership of the Ministry of defense (Turkey. – Approx. “Interfax”), headed by the Minister is on the border, it created the operational headquarters, the planned large-scale action. This can escalate into real aggression and a war between two sovereign States,” – said Klintsevich.

According to him, Russia in this regard is “to engage in serious consultations on all levels, because to leave this topic so it is impossible.”According to the Senator, NATO will not be involved in this possible conflict in the event of a large-scale Turkish operation. “I think NATO will support only morally, it is unlikely that the Alliance will intervene in this process from the point of view of applying their units,” – says Klintsevich.

He also believes that “Turkey replaces the notion of illegally being in the territory of another state.”

“the Terrorist organization carries out an offensive in Syria’s armed forces, they strike back. Among these units (terrorist) killed 27 Turkish soldiers who were there. Correctly stated, our military – they’re not supposed to be, we have an agreement,” – said Klintsevich.

According to him, this approach of Turkey “called a friendly action of the military and participation in the support units of terrorists impossible.”

“From (Russian) the military received documentary evidence that the offensive of terrorist groups are supporting not just military, they are also supported by fire reactive artillery of the Turkish armed forces,” – said the Senator.

According to him, it is out of the context of the Russian-Turkish agreements in Idlib. “Agree with these actions and call them legitimate we have, I believe, are not eligible. It requires negotiation process. We always sat at the negotiating table and will continue to do it, but the situation is difficult,” – said Klintsevich.