Turkey insists to occupy Syria… no talk about withdrawing heavy weapons is there

The Turkish Defense Ministry said it will not withdraw heavy weapons from the "observation points" that Russia earlier accused of turning them into terrorist support rooms.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that it will not withdraw its heavy weapons from the "checkpoints" in Idlib region, northwest of Syria, and stated that negotiations with Russia on a settlement in these lands are proceeding well.

The Ministry said: "Our monitoring points in Idlib continue to carry out their missions, and there is no talk of withdrawing heavy weapons from them."

On March 5th, the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached decisions they said were to reduce tension in Idlib, including declaring a ceasefire in the region as of 01:00 from March 6th and establishing a safe corridor in specific areas of the road M4.

On February 29, 2019, the permanent representative of Russia to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya accused the occupation army of supporting the "terrorists" from the Turkish observation points and said: "The Turkish regime has turned the control points inside the Syrian territories into operation rooms to support the terrorist organizations."

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