Turkish-Russian working group for Syria meets on Idlib

ANKARA, The Turkish-Russian working group discussed the latest developments in Idlib Governorate, northwestern Syria, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said on Friday.

The group was formed after a telephone conversation between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin last Monday, the ministry added in a statement.

During the call, the two leaders also discussed other regional issues.

The two countries decided to form the group for de-escalation in Idlib within the framework of the Sochi and Astana deals signed between Moscow and Ankara last December.

Turkey held 12 observation posts in Idlib, while Russia have 10 in accordance with the Astana deal signed by the guarantor countries – Russia, Iran and Turkey.

Source: Kuwait News Agency