Erdogan: Turkey to protect its servicemen in Idlib

 Erdogan: Turkey to protect its servicemen in Idlib

The Turkish government will protect its servicemen staying in Idlib, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

According to him, the situation escalated in Idlib, so that our servicemen are in danger now. "We don’t want it to continue. All the necessary moves will be timely made here if needed," he said at the news conference after negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the MAKS-2018 air show.

Erdogan said that the Syrian government forces are violating the ceasefire regime "at the pretext of the fight against terrorism" and carrying out strikes on Idlib which lead to civil deaths.

In addition, the Turkish leader recalled that the Russia-Iran-Turkey summit on the settlement of the situation in Syria will take place in mid-September. "This process should make a contribution to the provision of peace in the region," TASS cited him as saying.

Erdogan stressed that Turkey supports the preservation of Syria’s territorial integrity.