After previous agreements failed, new Russian-Turkish agreement about Idlib

Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced after their meeting in Moscow today that they reached an agreement to cease fire in northern Syria, starting from the middle of this night.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan: "It was agreed to stop the fire in northern Syria."

In turn, Erdogan said: "During our 6-hour meeting, we discussed the recent developments in Idlib, and there were consensus and points of difference between us."

Erdogan added: "There was an escalation aimed at putting Turkey in the corner and putting pressure on it, but Turkey is not the side that remains watching."

After the press conference of Putin and Erdogan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said: "We agreed to create a safe corridor 6 km along the M4 road in northern Syria."

He added that one of the terms of the agreement was the start of Turkish-Russian patrols in several towns near Idlib.

This is not the first agreement of its kind on the cease-fire, as all the Russian-Turkish agreements on this failed and ended with an escalation round between the two parties, during which Turkish soldiers fell.

The Source: Agencies


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