Turkish Foreign Minister speaks with NATO chief; Security meeting in Turkey
ANKARA, (BM) – Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speeks with the secretary general of NATO Jens Stoltenberg about the situation in Idlib, Syria and latest military clashes betweem Turkish and Syrian-backed forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Turkish agency Anadolu.
At the mean time Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a security meeting on late Thursday, the country’s Directorate of Communication said.
The security meeting, which lasted two hours, was held at the presidential complex in Ankara, according to a statement issued by the directorate.
We recall that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reported dozens of victims of a Russian-Syrian attack on a Turkish convoy in the Jebel al-Zawiya region of Idlib province early today.
This was announced also on Twitter by journalist and military analyst Babak Taghvaee.
He added that in connection with the incident, Erdogan called on the Turkish Ministry of Defense to convene an emergency meeting.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, in turn, reported that at least 34 Turkish troops were killed. Her data leads Al Arabiya.
We reported early today that after Syrian air strike in Idlib province two Turkish soldiers were killed.
At the mean time a Turkish delegation urged its Russian counterparts to immediately establish a cease-fire in Idlib, during talks in Ankara on the situation in Syria.
Turkey told Russia a cease-fire should be immediately established as the two sides discussed steps that should be taken on the ground, according to diplomatic sources.
Turkey also highlighted the importance of implementing the 2018 Sochi deal, and emphasized a possible civilian disaster and a mass migration should be avoided.
The de-escalation zone is currently home to 4 million civilians, including hundreds of thousands displaced in recent years by regime forces throughout the war-torn country.
Turkey has called for an immediate halt to the attacks on Idlib, and for the cease-fire to be followed, inviting the international community to take action.
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Editorial team / Anadolu