Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is confident that Ankara and Moscow have no differences on the situation in Syria. He declared it in interview to the newspaper Hürriyet.
“In Idlib now there are processes which we have agreed with Russia. Disagreements on this issue we have. As there was no disagreement during the meeting with Iran,” — said the Turkish leader.
In his opinion, the meeting to resolve the situation in Syria, which will be held in Astana on 14-15 September, you can count on the continuation of constructive dialogue.
Turkey, along with Russia and Iran is a country-guarantor of the Memorandum on the establishment of security zones in Syria. He was signed in Astana on may 4. As a result, in some areas of security in Idlib province, in the territories of Latakia, Aleppo and Hama; in the North of HOMS province; in Eastern ghouta, on the South of Syria — the provinces of Deraa and Quneitra. In these regions, prohibited use of weapons.
The opposition of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels seeking his overthrow, has been running since 2011. The conflict escalated into full-scale civil war, which strengthened the terrorist organization, including the “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). The international coalition led by the United States in 2014 is conducting in Syria operation against ISIS. Of Russian air force strikes at militants in this country in the autumn of 2015.