Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on a ceasefire in the Syrian rebel province of Idlib. The fire break will apply from midnight, said Erdogan on Thursday evening. Turkey and Russia would work to ensure that the ceasefire hold and to ensure that relief goods could reach Syrians in Need. The Turkey reserve the right, against attacks by Syrian government forces strike back.
Erdogan and Putin held on Thursday in Moscow for several hours of talks because of the situation in Idlib. Turkey is insurgents in the Region, with soldiers on the ground and supported. Russia's troops, however, the most important military allies of the Syrian government, with the help of the Russian air force try, the last big rebel to bring high castle under your control.
Because of the fighting, around one Million Syrians have fled to the North in the direction of the Turkish border. Turkey, however, has already taken some 3.6 million refugees from the civil war in the country. Even more it creates according to its own information. It has therefore opened the borders to the EU.
With a reinforced police Turkey wants to make it difficult to line-up the repatriation of refugees from the countries of the EU. Up to 1,000 officers to prevent, especially at the border to Greece, that apprehended migrants are sent directly back.
the Turkey wants to use on the border river Evros, hose boats, such as the Turkish interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced during a visit to the border. Since the Turkish state had announced that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the weekend, no more refugees to travel to the EU to prevent, gathered at the Turkish Western border of thousands, there are always clashes with Greek officials, the firing of tear gas and stun grenades.
Russia justifies the air strikes in Idlib as a fight against terrorists.
Süleyman Soylu accused the neighbouring country, 5000 people illegally returned and 164 injured. On Wednesday, Ankara also made Athens for the death of a migrant in a responsible and wants to call the International court of human rights. Greece denies the allegation. The situation of the refugees is also tense on the Syrian side of the extreme, where hundreds of thousands of people pushing towards the Turkish border to escape the Fighting around Idlib, in safety.
In the last weeks is escalating the Situation. The Syrian Regime of Bashar al-Assad is trying to conquer by using the Russian military, the last rebel stronghold and control over all of Syria to recover. This is also the objective of Moscow.
It could only be tedious to a direct military confrontation between Russia and Turkey averted. Russia firmly stands on the side of the Assad regime, and justifies the air strikes in Idlib as a fight against terrorists.
finally, Moscow began to be a sign, as the Russian military police stationed in the strategically important city of Saraqib and so also of the Turkey-backed rebels of attacks to prevent. Ankara had recently sent thousands of troops to Idlib to support the insurgents. The situation escalated when a week ago in an air attack 36 Turkish soldiers were killed. "Such incidents must be prevented," Putin said at a Meeting with Erdogan.
New attacks, new Tote
Before the Meeting, the two heads of state, however, there was again a battle. In the case of an air attack on the rebel-held place Maarat Mişrīn at least 15 people – among them women and children died, according to opposition activists. 18 other people had been injured. Russian warplanes had attacked the place, although there are thousands of life of internal refugees.
In Croatia's capital Zagreb, the EU Minister for foreign to discuss the situation in Syria. "The Situation requires that we not only talk, but also to make decisions," said the EU foreign representative, Josep Borrell. Europe must do everything to stop the attacks on civilians. On sanctions against Russia, the air force supports the Regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, did not want to Borrell speak but then.
Created: 05.03.2020, 21:44 UhrUpdated Date: 05 March 2020, 23:02