Putin and Erdogan Discuss about Idlib and Northern Syria, Meeting in Moscow

Thursday 24 January 2019 - 09:22

Islamic World News Analysis Group: On Thursday, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Syria during a meeting in Moscow.

In a press briefing after the meeting, it was stated that Russia and Turkey had reached a new agreement on the issue of Idlib.


One of these agreements is the establishment of a “Demilitarized Zone” in Idlib. This summer, Russia and Turkey in a similar meeting agreed on this particular issue, but it had not been implemented properly.


The Russian president also supported the talks between the Damascus government and Kurdish leaders, saying that “If such steps will indeed be taken, it will be a positive change. It will help stabilize the situation in this troubled region of the Syrian state, which is currently under control of Kurdish forces”, he said.


The Turkish president revealed that Washington had given positive signals regarding the creation of a “Safe Zone” in northeastern Syria, and noted that Russia has no problem with that.

He also said that “Ankara and Moscow will continue their fight against terrorist groups in the province of Idlib”.


The next Syria summit will be a trilateral summit between Moscow, Ankara and Tehran, which the exact date of this summit has not been announced yet.

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