Russian-Turkish talks on Syria, with escalation in Idlib continuing

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, discussed in a telephone call ways of cooperation in combating the Corona pandemic, and the latest developments on the Syrian scene.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement today, Tuesday, "the two parties discussed the issue in a substantive manner with the coronavirus pandemic, the measures taken by the two countries to confront its spread, and the prospects for cooperation in this field, as noted in particular on coordination in the issue of the return of citizens of Russia and Turkey to their homeland."

The ministry also confirmed in the statement that views were exchanged on progress on a peaceful settlement in Syria, and the current situation in the "de-escalation" region in Idlib, in the context of implementing the protocol agreed on the 5th of last March and supplementing the Sochi memorandum signed on September 17 of the year. 2018.

The Russian-Turkish talks come at a time when the region called "de-escalation" is witnessing daily shelling by government forces on mercenaries supported by Turkey, in addition to the air strikes of government forces, the last of which was yesterday as a drone targeted government forces mercenaries backed by the National Liberation Front before Turkey, at the center of Ziyara, in Al-Ghab Plain, in the northwestern countryside of Hama.

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