Erdogan: Idlib slowly disappearing

Erdogan: Idlib slowly disappearing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a so-called de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib region is slowly disappearing because of military attacks by government forces.

Erdogan also said he would make all necessary contacts with parties in the region to find a solution to the Idlib situation, adding that a Syria safe zone which he has proposed to host Syrians fleeing the war is now nothing more than a name.

"Idlib is slowly disappearing. Idlib is in a situation that it started to disappear and become torn down in a way Aleppo is. It is not possible to stay silent against this," the Turkish president told a news conference in Ankara.

The Turkish leader said that Idlib would be the most important issue during his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump as part of the United Nations General Assembly later in September.

A proposed safe area in northern Syria to host Syrians fleeing the war and also refugees living in Turkey is nothing more than a name right now, according to Erdogan. He said that the idea was not supported by some allies.

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