Cavusoglu: Turkey aims to prevent conflict in Idlib

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Ankara: The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country's goal of deploying forces in Idlib province, northwest of Syria, is to "completely stop the conflict and prepare for the political stage in the country."

"The region will witness the presence of observers from Russia and Iran, as well as Turks, in Idlib," he said, adding that the mission of these observers would be to prevent violations and verify Perpetrators ". according to Anadolu News Agency.

In response to a question about timing of Turkish army's entering Idlib, he pointed out that "the Turkish intelligence and the military units assess the situation on the ground, and accordingly the next step will be taken."

He noted that he discussed on Saturday with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the latest development in northern Iraq, Idlib in Syria and some consulate issues on the phone.

The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced yesterday that his country is currently taking a new step to achieve security in the province, Idlib, as part of its efforts for broadening the scope of the "Euphrates Shield" in Syria. "Turkey can not leave Syrians fleeing from Aleppo and Idlib alone, we have to help them, and we have taken the necessary steps and continue to.

It is worth mentioning that the countries that are guarantors of Astana process including Russia, Turkey and Iran had announced in mid-September reaching an agreement on the establishment of zone of reduction of tensions in the Idlib province, according to an agreement signed in May this year.


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