The head of the regime's delegation to the Astana talks, Bashar al-Jaafari, said in a press conference at the end of the 13th round of the Astana talks "We call for the sound ideas in the final communiqué to be intertwined with actions on the ground, especially from the Turkish regime," adding that "Syria does not see a fair application by The Turkish regime of the understandings of Astana and the Sochi agreement on Idlib, which requires the withdrawal of terrorist organizations to a depth of 20 km and the withdrawal of heavy and medium weapons. "
Jaafari stressed that the Turkish regime continues to occupy parts of Syria in violation of the understandings of Astana, which stipulates adherence to the unity of Syria and sovereignty and territorial integrity, adding that "Syria considers this occupation of parts of its territory an aggression and has the right to respond."
He pointed out that "terrorists" supported by the Turkish regime continue to steal the antiquities in the region of Afrin and transfer them to Turkey.
Jaafari said "Syria calls on all parties in the path of Astana to assume their responsibilities and pressure on the Turkish regime to implement the understandings of Astana and the Sochi agreement on Idlib," pointing out that "Syria will not wait indefinitely until the Turkish regime fulfills its obligations and there are millions of Syrians in Idlib appeal to the Syrian state to rid them of terrorism. "
Turkey occupies large parts of the Syrian geography by supporting a number of mercenary groups, some of which are internationally listed terrorists such as the mercenaries of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhit al-Nusra).