Akar ruled out the possibility. Highlighting the humanitari

发布时间: 2020-02-23

but Ankara says it will not evacuate the positions or move them. In the contrary, ANKARA, but Putin has not responded yet. 。

semi-official Anadolu Agency quoted a U.S. official as saying on late Thursday. We're aware of a request for Patriot systems but understand no decision has been made, Akar said during a televised interview to cnnTurk late Thursday. When asked about the interference of the U.S. troops in Idlib, Akar said。

the minister noted. On Thursday, Erdogan had a phone conversation with the German chancellor and the French president over the escalation in Idlib. Germany and France have proposed a four-way meeting on the Syria crisis on March 5, noting it is not possible for Turkey to withdraw its troops unless Damascus stops oppression in Idlib. Also on Friday, and we will continue to do so. The most important thing now is for the Syrian government to comply with the cease-fire, he said. Speaking to reporters, the minister said the active support of the international actors is just as important as words. The Turkish government recently asked Washington to deploy Patriot air defense systems on Turkey's southern border, said the official, the Turkish military has increased its military build-up in Idlib for the past few weeks as the Turkish leadership has threatened an intervention by the end of February if the Syrian forces do not withdraw to their positions specified in the Sochi deal which was brokered by Russia and Turkey in 2018. Earlier in the day, Ankara accused a Syrian government airstrike of killing two Turkish soldiers in Idlib and wounding five others. raising the number of Turkish personnel killed by Syrian forces this month to 16. Some of the Turkish observation posts in Idlib are being surrounded by Syrian government forces, and there might be further action and plans coming from their side, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will decide his stance on Idlib after a phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin later in the day. The outcome of the discussion will determine our attitude, Erdogan said 150 members of the Syrian forces have been killed in Idlib, adding Turkey hopes Russia will not get involved in the situation. We do not aim for a face-off with Russia. This is out of the question. We have done everything in our power to prevent this from happening, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Western allies of Turkey should lend support in the face of threats from Syria and the deployment of U.S. Patriot missile systems in Turkey is on the agenda. They previously sent air defense batteries. Our country is threatened by airstrikes and missiles. So there might be Patriot (missile) support. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is closely watching the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity. Ankara and Moscow have held two rounds of talks in a bid to calm down tension in Idlib but have yet to reach a solution. Turkish officials threatened to resort to military offensive if the Syrian government does not retreat in Idlib Province. The Turkish and Russian delegations will continue discussions next week after the Turkish side declined a Russian proposal to withdraw rebels to a certain area in Idlib. The two countries discussed the use of Syrian air space in Idlib and the problem can be overcome if Russia steps aside,。

Akar ruled out the possibility. Highlighting the humanitarian crisis in Idlib。