Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (Photo by Reuters)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called on Russia and Iran to halt the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) large-scale advance in the Idlib Governorate, adding that it is a violation of the de-escalation agreement.

“Russia and Iran must stop the Syrian regime. They should realize their duties as guarantor countries,” Çavuşoğlu told state-run Anadolu Agency on January 10th, as quoted by Hurriyet Daily.

Çavuşoğlu added that the Syrian government is attempting to weaken the opposition forces by launching such a large assault inside the Idlib Governorate.

Syria and Turkey currently have no diplomatic relations, despite attempts by Russia and Iran to ease tensions between the neighboring countries.

Late last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad a ‘terrorist,’ adding that it is impossible for Ankara to deal with his government.

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