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Turkey and Russia are facing obstacles in establishing a security buffer zone along the M4 motorway and ensuring a ceasefire in Idlib.
Russian and Turkish military planned to start joint patrols along the M4 motorway on March 15. But it became known that the road was blocked in several places by the militants from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly "Jabhat al-Nusra").
The Russian part of the convoy advanced several kilometers from the town of Saraqib towards the village of Nayrab, but after …
Turkish and Russian troops conducted joint patrols in the Syrian province of Idlib, where a ceasefire was established, a reported by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.
“Joint Turkish-Russian patrols on the M4 motorway in Idlib are being carried out to prevent possible provocations and harm to civilians in the region,” said the Turkish Defense Ministry on Twitter.
After talks in Moscow on March 5, Erdogan and Putin announced a truce that took effect in the region the following day at …
Ankara and Moscow were able to reach an agreement during talks on the Syrian province of Idlib, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday.
"We have reached a great agreement in the negotiations," Turkish TV channel TRT quoted him as saying.
At the same time, the minister noted that "Turkey will remain in Idlib, withdrawal [of Turkish forces] is not an option."
He specified that the army units would not change their locations.
The minister also warned that if the ceasefire in …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish military had destroyed eight Pantsir anti-aircraft missile systems in the Syrian province of Idlib, reports the Turkish newspaper Sabah.
"We destroyed eight Pantsirs in Idlib with the help of our drones. Their cost is very high, these are important air defense systems," Erdogan said.
The price of one Pantsir -S1 missile defense system for export deliveries ranges from 13.15 million to 14.67 million U.S. dollars.
On February 27, Russian …
Speaking at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had requested additional assistance from the alliance in connection with the current situation in Syria's Idlib. According to him, the situation in Syria threatens all European countries.
“No country in Europe has the right to look indifferently at the humanitarian drama in Syria. We expect NATO to show solidarity and additional assistance,” Erdogan said, adding that Turkey is …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey reserves the right to unilateral actions in Syria in order to achieve the objectives of Operation Spring Shield if Moscow fails to meet its obligations, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.
"We have made an agreement with Russia to resolve the crisis in Idlib without further bloodshed. Otherwise, we will continue on the path that we have identified," Erdogan said , as quoted by NTV TV channel.
He noted that 59 Turkish servicemen were …
Despite the ceasefire agreement, fighting between government forces and their adversaries continues in the Syrian province of Idlib, killing at least 15 Syrian soldiers and militants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.
According to the SOHR, the Russian and Syrian military aviation stopped strikes on the province in the northwest of the country. Much of Idlib has been "tensely" calm, said SOHR’s head Rami Abdul Rahman.
Meanwhile, the European Union welcomed the truce …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reached an agreement aimed at ending fighting in Syria's Idlib province.
After talks in Moscow on Thursday, the two leaders announced a truce that will take effect in the region at midnight.
"Our task is to prevent the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the region. We will make every effort to provide the necessary assistance to all those in need, and we will also ensure that refugees return to their homes," …
The sharp escalation in northern Syria, where Turkey is conducting operation the Spring Shield in an attempt to push back Bashar al-Assad's forces and block hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring through the Turkish border, carries the risks of a direct clash between Russian and Turkish military, the Kremlin acknowledged on Tuesday.
When asked by journalists what is the probability that the Russian and Turkish military will enter into a real confrontation in Idlib, Russian presidential …
The Syrian army has suspended flights in the northwest of the country after one plane was shot down by Turkey, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.
The agency claims it has obtained an audio recording of the conversations of the Syrian pilots.
According to Anadolu, as soon as the first plane was attacked, the dispatcher contacted the pilot of the second plane, which was in northwestern Syria at the time.
"Hawk-12 was shot down," the air traffic controller told the pilot of the plane, …