Germany's Heiko Maas praises Turkey’s efforts for Idlib

Germany's Heiko Maas praises Turkey’s efforts for Idlib

Germany's foreign minister Heiko Maas praised Turkey’s efforts for preventing a military escalation and a big humanitarian crisis in Syria’s Idlib province.

"Turkey has played an extremely positive role with regards to developments in Syria and Idlib, and finally it has reached an agreement with Russia to establish a demilitarized zone," Maas told a news conference in Berlin.

The minister said that these efforts were significantly important for preventing a humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib, Anadolu Agency reported.

In relevant news, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said that recent developments in Syria would be one of the main topics on agenda during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Berlin next week.

Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Monday, following their meeting in Sochi, to establish a disarmament zone in Syria’s Idlib province.

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