Putin: Turkish forces must not be outside their points 

The Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with members of the Russian Security Council the situation in Idlib, and stressed that the Turkish forces in Idlib must not be located outside the so-called surveillance points, and demanded Turkey to protect the Russian facilities there.

The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced that the President Vladimir Putin discussed with members of the Russian Security Council the situation in Idlib, Syria, and expressed concern about the recent escalation there.

Peskov added that the Turkish forces in Idlib must not be located outside their observation points.

The Kremlin called for the protection of Russian facilities in Turkey saying: "Moscow hopes that Turkey will do everything it can to protect the Russian diplomatic nationals and facilities there."

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that Putin and Erdogan had agreed to work on arranging a meeting "at a high level soon," adding that the two sides discussed today "the implementation of what was agreed upon in the De-escalation zone in Idlib."

Turkey recognized the death of 33 of its soldiers as a result of air strikes on Idlib on Thursday, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the number of the killed was 34.

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