Turkey and Russia have agreed on the details of a ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib region after four days of talks in Ankara, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday. Joint patrols along a key highway will begin on Sunday as planned.
Ankara and Moscow, which back opposing sides in parts of Syria’s proxy war, agreed on March 5 to halt hostilities in the country’s northwest.
Under the agreement, Turkish and Russian forces will carry out joint patrols along the M4 highway linking Syria’s east and west, and establish a security corridor on either side of it. A Russian delegation arrived in Ankara on Tuesday to work out details.
The text that was prepared was signed by both sides and is now in effect. We will see its first application with the joint patrols on March 15, 2020.
Syria has been caught is a major proxy war since 2011, leading to millions of refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Europe. Over 500.000 people have been killed by Western mercenaries and bombardments, leaving the Arab Republic in ruins.
Almasdar / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.