Turkey will respond if Assad militias target Turkish posts in Idlib - Erdogan
Orient Net 2019-06-14 15:22:00
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Assad regime not to provoke Turkey through attacks targeting Turkish observation points established in the de-escalation area in northwestern Syria's Idlib province.
"If the Assad regime attacks more Turkish observation points and continues to take such missteps, we cannot remain silent. We want deaths to stop in Syria, the bombing of Idlib with barrel and phosphorous bombs is inexcusable," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul before departing for Tajikistan on Friday (June 14).
Erdogan said Turkey is listening to the voice of the Syrian people in the region, who are asking Ankara to intervene against the bloodshed.
The attack on the Turkish observation post came after Moscow and Ankara reached to a renewed ceasefire agreement in the area as of midnight on June 12.