The Turkish military has again ignored a joint patrol in the North of Syria

the Head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in the Syrian Arab Republic, rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev spoke on the current situation in the territories. According to him, implementation of the Russian-Turkish Memorandum of understanding, which was adopted October 22, 2019, continues.

Oleg Zhuravlev during the briefing noted that the Turkish military once again did not come to participate in joint patrols. The units of the military police did it unilaterally. Patrolling through villages of the provinces of hasakah and Aleppo passed without incident.

Official representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova said that the incident with Turkey’s support for militant attacks in Syria violates the agreement between Moscow and Ankara on the delimitation of the opposition and terrorists. There is a risk of provoking further escalation of the conflict in this part of the national territory of Syria, reports RIA Novosti.

According to Maria Zakharova, to prevent the exit of armed groups into the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic by aircraft of the aerospace defence forces of Russia were dealt a blow to break terrorists. This was done at the request of the Syrian command. This solution allowed the armies of Syria to repel all attacks.

for the First time about the failure of the Turkish military for a joint patrol reported predecessor Zhuravleva February 3.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, February 19, asked Damascus in the coming days to withdraw its forces to positions that precede the onset positions in Idlib. Otherwise, the Turkish Chapter has threatened to launch a full-scale military action in Northern Syria.

on Thursday, February 20, Turkey opened fire on Syrian military positions, ending his after contact with the Russian side.