The situation in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone has rapidly deteriorated over the past few days despite the ceasefire brokered by Moscow and Ankara, Kommersant writes. According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his patience is running out.

He earlier discussed the situation in Idlib with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the talks in Berlin. Meanwhile, media reports say that Ankara is handing over weapons to pro-Turkish Syrian groups in order to stop Assad’s offensive. In turn, Moscow accused the West of preventing the total mop-up of terrorist pockets of resistance in Idlib.

According to the Russian military, terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra (outlawed in Russia) are responsible for the deterioration of the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

At the January 8 meeting between the two presidents in Istanbul, they announced the cessation of hostilities in Libya. However, it turned out that the next day that an agreement on Syria’s Idlib had been reached as well. Moscow earlier hosted negotiations involving high-ranking delegates from Turkey and Syria.

The agreement on Idlib stipulates setting up a 15-20 kilometer deep “safe zone” around Idlib. It also envisages the pullout of Jabhat al-Nusra militants and heavy equipment from the area.

“Bashar Al-Assad’s forces have continued bombing towns in Idlib and a ground offensive. Accordingly, efforts to establish a truce in Idlib failed. This is not in Assad’s interests, since the Russian-Turkish agreements prevented him from entering Maaret Naaman, a strategically vital inhabited community in Idlib,” Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) expert Kirill Semenov told the paper.

He added that Russia was ready to abide by the ceasefire agreement, but “Assad is rushing to solve the Idlib dilemma by dragging Russia into new operations.”

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Sources: Kommersant, TASS

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So now the problem isn’t the invaders but the Syrians, really?

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jmNZ

And the whole world has already lost patience with Erdoğan.

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Joe Yousef

Really?

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All talk. He just moved thousands of his head choppers and liver eaters to Libya. Erdogan would have to put his own Turkish troops on the line for any campaign in Idlib. Even then he’d have to factor in that the Russians are helping the Syrian Government out in that province.
Basically, except for the Kurdish controlled part of Syria, Turkey will have not much sway in the other parts of Syria.

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Nestor Arapa

Rusia es quien debe perder la paciencia, ya basta de complacer los caprichos de Erdogan, Siria tiene que defenderse de la agresión extranjera sobre todo del gobierno Turco.

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Chauhan Chauhan

Syrian people is running out of patince with Erodogon and hia terriost brothers. .Erdogon you better withdraw your terriost and troop from Syria. You are thief but you are blaming others.

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Please don’t insult the Dogon people, they’re not related to the bloodthirsty Islamists at all, they have their own religion and culture.
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Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

IDLIB has become the CONSTIPATION issue for ErDOG. He is neither able to retain it nor EJECT IT out. It is stuck UP. No wonder it can drive a person MAD.

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Oh, he was insane long before it happened

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At the rate the SAA is taking back Idlib, it will take 50 years to take it all.

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Never believe someone wearing fake Ray-Bans’ 😉
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Real :
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But Emine Erdogan wears a real Hermès hand bag :
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With a price-tag worth 1 year of her husband’s salary.
Turkish IRS should investigate how this bag was purchased…