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Russia, Turkey reach deal on midnight ceasefire for Syrias Idlib

Issued on: 05/03/2020 – 18:50Modified: 05/03/2020 – 18:50

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Middle East , at March 6, 2020

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Thursday said they had reached a ceasefire agreement for the northwestern Syrian town of Idlib.


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"At 00.01 tonight, as in, from midnight, the ceasefire will be put in place," Erdogan said, following more than six hours of talks in Moscow, Russia.

"We agreed a joint document," Putin said, adding that he hoped it would "serve as a good basis for ending fighting in the Idlib de-escalation zone and ending the suffering of the civilian population".

Erdogan added that Turkey reserves the right to "retaliate with all its strength against any attack" by Damascus despite the new ceasefire.

"The regime … is the one to blame for the breakdown of the [2018 Sochi] agreement," Erdogan said.

In a joint statement read out by the Turkish and Russian foreign ministers, the two sides agreed to establish a secure corridor along a key east-west highway in Read More – Source

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