Turkey Russia Idlib Agreement

“The fact that we are in agreement with the agreements brings hope for the future. We are moving forward,” the official said on condition of anonymity. However, it is unlikely that the agreement will put an end to the terrible suffering of the region. “I hope that these agreements will serve as the basis for stopping military activities in the Idlib de-escalation zone (and) will put an end to the suffering of peaceful populations and the growing humanitarian crisis,” Putin said. First, it did not oblige the regime to abandon the territory conquered since last year and to retreat to the lines set by the Sochi agreement of September 2018 – which Turkey had repeatedly demanded. Instead, it has legitimized the new “reality” on the ground – that is, the territorial gains that Syrian regime forces and allied militias have been able to achieve since December. While the ceasefire agreement would largely halt fighting in Idlib, Abdulrahman said, it could also allow Syrian government forces to maintain territorial gains made during the recent offensive. The demilitarization of Idlib was an agreement between Turkey and Russia to create a demilitarized zone (DMZ) in the Syrian rebel zone of Idlib, which was to be patrolled by Russian and Turkish forces. On September 17, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to create a buffer zone in Idlib. [21] The ceasefire came after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed last week in Moscow to end an offensive launched last year by the Syrian government to recapture Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in the war-torn country. Turkish officials and officials from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) have been discussing an approach to Idlib since the beginning of the agreement, in line with the agreement`s guidelines.

According to some reports, the most pressing topic of the discussions is the uncertain fate of foreign fighters within the HTS, with HTS suggesting that the group disband and be part of a roof of other groups, while foreign fighters enjoy security with the group leader Abu Mohammad al-Julani, discussions have been inconclusive in this regard , but satisfactory in other respects, with many elements of the HTS hosting much of the Sochi agreement. [56] On 5 March 2020, Russia and Turkey concluded a new ceasefire agreement comprising joint Russian and Turkish patrols from a 12-kilometre-wide corridor along the M4 motorway through Idlib to Latakia. [84] [85] Akar said that Turkey and Russia were working to make the ceasefire permanent, adding that Ankara and Moscow would establish joint coordination centres to monitor the agreement. “We have largely agreed. For the time being, the attacks are stopped, the ceasefire holds “, was quoted Akar by its office. ”¬†Joint patrols will depart on March 15 along the M4. Our colleagues are discussing the details.¬†Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who read the agreement at the press conference, said Turkish and Russian troops would also begin joint patrols along the M4 motorway in Idlib, which has been at the centre of recent fighting. Some experts doubt that this agreement is different from the agreements between Ankara and Moscow on Idlib, which have not been successful.