Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan planned to visit Russia. This to happen later this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin. The discussion will be about the violence in northwestern Syria. Here Moscow and Ankara are back on the opposing sides. This statement given out by two Turkish officials on Friday.
Turkey government is supporting fighters who sought to topple President Bashar Assad. However on the other hand Russia has helped in bottling up the Assad after a decade of conflict. Both sides have put forth their complaints about violating of the truce. An agreement agreed on 18 months ago in the northwestern Idlib region. Two Turkish troops killed in the the last rebel bastion left in Syria in an attack that happened on Sunday.
“The main agenda point is Syria, namely Idlib,” a senior Turkish official stated. He put forth about the condition of anonymity, said of the planned talks in Russian resort of Sochi. “The conditions set out in the Idlib agreement not fully implemented.”
The March 2020 agreement was also signed following this. This done after weeks of fighting that brought Turkey and Russia close to conflict. This enormously affected peoples lives and millions were displaces. “There should not be any new instability in Syria,” another Turkish official stated.
Erdogan has planned two-day visit. This will be followed up after his trip to the UN General Assembly in New York next week. The officials gave out this statement but however the dates haven’t been specified yet. Turkey and Russia have been backing the opposing sides in the Syrian and Libyan conflicts. But however thus hasn’t affected their cooperation and they still join hand in sectors including the defense, energy and tourism sectors.