Turkey and Russia decided to create in Idlib demilitarized zone

Turkey and Russia decided to create in Idlib demilitarized zone

MOSCOW, 17 Sep — RIA Novosti. Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarized zone in Idlib, said President Vladimir Putin after a meeting with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi.


“At the meeting we reviewed in detail the situation and decided to create along the line of contact between the armed opposition and government forces by 15 October of the current year the demilitarized zone depth of 15-20 kilometres,” he said.

The zone will control outdoor patrols of the Turkish and Russian units of the military police.

By 10 October from the area on the proposal of the President of Turkey will withdraw heavy weapons, tanks, jet systems of volley fire, cannons and mortars of all opposition groups.

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The Turkish leader noted that Moscow and Ankara will make every effort to eliminate terrorists in Idlib.

“The opposition, which controls these territories will continue to be there, but together with Russia we will ensure every effort to eliminate all radical groups from these areas. We will make every effort to do this,” said Erdogan.