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Putin And Erdogan Talk Over Phone, As NATO Says It Won’t Do Anything To Support Ankara In Idlib

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Putin And Erdogan Talk Over Phone, As NATO Says It Won't Do Anything To Support Ankara In Idlib

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On February 28th, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call discussing the implementation of agreements in Idlib, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

“Today, a phone call between presidents Putin and Erdogan has been held at the initiative of the Turkish leader. The talks were detailed. They discussed the need to do everything possible to implement the original agreements on the de-escalation zone [in Idlib],” he said.

Putin and Erdogan also allowed the possibility of holding new contacts on Idlib at different levels.

“A possibility was discussed to shortly hold necessary contacts at this or that level. Literally an hour-and-a-half ago, reports came that the Russian and Turkish negotiators who worked in Ankara yesterday and the day before yesterday, had agreed to continue work today,” Lavrov informed.

Just days earlier, Lavrov said that any truce with the militants in Idlib would mean a capitulation to terrorism and that mustn’t happen.

“Otherwise it is hard to explain their statements about a possible truce with bandits, which are made during discussions of the situation in Idlib,” Lavrov pointed out. “It has nothing to do with concerns about human rights, it is a surrender to terrorists, which would encourage them to continue blatantly violating universal conventions and numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions,” he explained.

He also expressed concern that religion is being used in geopolitical gains.

“Religious divisions are growing, sacred sites are desecrated in various parts of the world in increasing numbers. Believers and priests are attacked, persecuted and killed. The number of Christians has dropped in many Middle Eastern countries or even disappeared, while it is the land where Christians lived for centuries,” Lavrov underlined.

Currently there are presumably talks taking place, as on February 26th a Russian delegation was to arrive in Ankara, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Separately, March 5th is named as the date when Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Erdogan are supposed to meet and discuss Idlib.

“There is a process underway between Turkey and Russia regarding Idlib and Libya. We need to quickly resolve the Idlib issue. Russia provides the regime with the highest level of support, including air support. We have determined it despite their denial. With our 911-kilometer limit increasing here, we will not be in such a struggle, will they?” he asked.

“Even if they deny it, we have evidence. We are forced to be in this fight.”

Russian foreign minister on Feb. 24 also said that Russia and Turkey are preparing talks on how to de-escalate fighting in Idlib.

“Now we are preparing another series of consultations, which, we hope, will lead us to an agreement on how to ensure that this is really a de-escalation zone and that the terrorists do not rule there,” Sergey Lavrov told reporters in Moscow.

“I hope that the ongoing contacts between our military and the Turkish military, with the participation of diplomats and security services, will end positively, and we will be able to make sure that terrorists do not take over this part of Syria, as, in fact, they should not take over anywhere else,” he said.

There is yet no news on any progress in negotiations.

On the side of NATO, following a meeting called by Turkey on February 28th, the alliance offered little else than calls for a ceasefire and words of encouragement for Turkey.

“Allies offer their deepest condolences for the death of Turkish soldiers in last night’s bombing near Idlib.

Allies condemn the continued indiscriminate air strikes by the Syrian regime and its backer Russia in Idlib province.

We call on them to stop their offensive.

To respect international law.

And to back UN efforts for a peaceful solution.

This dangerous situation must be deescalated to avoid further worsening of the horrendous humanitarian situation in the region, and to allow urgent humanitarian access for those trapped in Idlib.  We urge an immediate return to the 2018 ceasefire.”

Furthermore, NATO continues to support Turkey with a range of measures, including by augmenting its air defences, which helps Turkey against the threat of missile attacks from Syria.

There’s been no missile attacks from Syria towards Turkish territory. So, NATO said that it would do nothing to assist Turkey’s offensive.

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  • peter mcloughlin

    No capital wants to escalate – the war everyone fears. But history shows nations eventually find themselves with no choice but step over the abyss.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • adzsiam

      That’s true. And that’s the failure of the human condition, forgetfulness of past pains suffered only to repeat the cycle all over again.

      • peter mcloughlin

        poignantly put my friend.

      • IMHO

        People have been fed that compromise and tolerance are the only right course and violence solves nothing. And that has led to our degradation. Cycles need to continue and when you interrupt that cycle you only set up a bigger problem. This is true economically, socially and politically as we can see in the world today.

        Ecc 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecc 3:3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; Ecc 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

        • cruzaros

          and there is time to respect international law and treaties, not to destroy.
          When they talk about rights and freedoms, the US and NATO mean their right to plunder and freedom to plunder anytime, anywhere.

    • FlorianGeyer

      The evil actions of the US, and NATO in general, for may years now have come to a head as the real targets of Russia and China are now being openly challenged.

      When one looks at the jihadi barbarism employed by the US Coalition of Terror, its is aparrent to me that the US and NATO must be thwarted at all costs.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6Evdwg9-dw

  • Lazy Gamer

    to stop their “offensive” lol. That one changes the whole reason for Nato. But the most important detail was omitted which was solidarity with Turkey and the allies will continue to follow devts closely(which means there’s going to be a 2nd round).
    Easiest solution regarding refugees is to get this war over and let the people settle in their homeland. Refugees can then be made to return. Now, jihadist soldiers from all over the world and their families are going to infiltrate Europe. lol Heck, they dont even have to be refugees, they could be Turkish citizens posing as refugees.

    • Hishamsbr

      Yes, China has repeatedly stated that they will help rebuild Syria. China said the same about Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. Even Libya and Venezuela . All who sign on to China’s $$ Gargantuan $$ One – Belt One – Road initiative.

      Many, many countries have also signed on and they face sanctions, coups, regime change, freeze of assets in the Western world, and if that doesn’t work, than outright war is brought down on countries of the would whom dare seek their own destiny, away from western rape of their resources, religious freedom, belligerence , hegemony and the cult of colonialism and unnecessary human suffering.

      Folks, this is why the ‘ synthetic weapon ‘ Coronavirus was unleashed in China by Western intelligence agencies. To slowly conduct a asymmetrical war on China to stop it from rising to the very top, and take the Third world / Global South with.

      China is going around the world with an open checkbook, giving much needed multi- billion $ super easy term ‘ resources for loans ‘ , huge free Grant’s for signitor countries to build up their infrastructure, and raise the standard of living for billions of people. Free trade, cultural exchanges, sharing of resources, peace, harmony, justice
      Its known as the ‘ Win – Win ‘policy by the Chinese

      Western elites are terrified of the prospect that China is reversing their, the western world’s, gains in the last 2 – 3 hundred years .

      Simply put, there is a new paradigm emerging. And it’s not inherently based on superiority complexes over other people’s and inherently supremacist ideologies like the one of the Rabbinical Talmud . For Jews have always owned currencies that matter. Today, they own the U.S. Treasury, thus, the dollar.

      And as the actor / director Mel Gibson said – ” Jews have started all Wars “.

      • JIMI JAMES

        Yep sharp side of the sickle to l put the final blows to them socialist pretending failed wannabes,no future in incest ideology see,theres better standards of living than kweers,

        too bad their abonimnated curse is catching up with their racism in their quest for fascsm,
        oh well thats 3 times german/brussels failed europe this century,enough, let it be peace!

  • Xoli Xoli

    If the legitimate forces liberate Syria what is the used to bring t in Turkey to guard already liberated areas.There is no need for recreation of deescalion zones in already liberated area.Point remains Turkey should leave and stop interfering in Syrian 8nternal matters.

  • yep
  • Lone Ranger

    I love that cartoon, it’s so cute😍

  • Lone Ranger

    Good bless Syria and Russia.

  • Lone Ranger

    Trump won’t move a finger for erdofuck.
    Especially in election year.

    • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

      Damn straight! I’m glad the (political) situation is what it is, as you speak to. Ha! Ha! F’n gollum.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Trump might agree to sell Erdo F35’s again :)

      • Lone Ranger

        The Flop-35 will be a real punishment….for Turkey.

        • FlorianGeyer

          A torture so vile that even snakes would feel sorry for Turkey :)

      • Zionism = EVIL

        haha and some birds too.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      In all fairness, the orange baboon owes his existence to Russia and despite all the public posturing Putin and the orange dotard are pretty chummy. Turkey is so universally despised that no country will lift a finger to help the goat fuckers and now Russia should redouble its bombing of the Turkeys and their terrorists.

  • IMHO

    Any agreement that allows Turkey to remain in Syria means that Turkey wins and Russia has folded.

    • SnowCatzor

      I agree, any more ceasefires will just allow Erdogan’s mercenaries to dig-in (as they have in Afrin/North Aleppo) and will make them much harder to eventually remove. The fight needs to keep going until Idlib is cleared of these terrorist parasites.

    • JIMI JAMES

      CIA MORE LIKE IT,KEEP KWEERS AND THEY CONDOME KWEERS OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST,FK BUSH,CLINTON,ODUMMER AND INCEST!

  • Hishamsbr

    Notice how the NATO chief says ” Russian and Regime strikes ‘near’ Idlib “. As if theTurks and their allies were just minding their own business, in Turkey, and got bombed for no reason. Sheer propaganda Goebbels would envy.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      As I said from get go, no country will help the goat fucker Turkeys as they are illegally on Syrian territory. As Dr, Jafaari the Syrian Ambassador to the limpdick UN said, “Idlib is not part of California and the Syrian Arab Republic has every right to liberate its lands from terrorism”. It is time Russia now bomb the hell out of the Turkey loser cowards who tried to hide behind their NATO masters after being clobbered by the SAA.

  • Raptar Driver

    Time for talking is over, rid yourself of the parasites or they will take you over.

    • JIMI JAMES

      They will deal with cia/usa/kurds later,iraq just foiled cias sly government regime change plot:

  • Wegan

    The Russians know this is election year in the US and that Trump will help only with a twitter fight.
    As for Europe, we have Macron being contested and squeezed in finances to the point that he will need to delay the retirement age. Unless he is willing to donate the lives of some of his soldier to be slaughtered fighting for terrorists right to terrorize. He will probably ask for concessions for the Kurds.

    Germany: Merkel is contested and challenged, she definitely does not want to rock the boat.
    Britain: Too busy sorting things out.

    No one is able to help. But help on what…Invade a country? to create more refugees.

    Also, the second largest Nato military is not able to fight a war torn, demographically decimated poor country? This gives bad reputation for Nato.

  • Black Waters

    What Turkey it’s doing violates international law, clear and simple. The NAZITO terrorist organization can go fuck themselves.

  • χρηστος

    Turkey has crossed the line in Idlib i think, targeting SAA foces with drone and artillery attacks costing many lifes and precious equipment . i wonder how far will Russia let them play this game. Assad is furious im pretty sure.lets see how this chess game will end.

    • JIMI JAMES

      Did it occur they are playing russian roulette,for example eu-epp,brussels,nato as russia deals?
      Assad is eternally gratefull to Russia,make no mistake,my question is why doesn’t Iran and hezbolla help syria,like big heros they try to make out? Russia are orthodox not eu/nwo tyrants::

      • χρηστος

        Iran is not helping Syria?there are 1000s of troops there along with other arabs ,palestinians for example.

  • SnowCatzor

    Lol, so much for all the Turkish talk about “We are NATO”. Of course NATO was never gonna help them, and they’re delusional if they thought otherwise. That asshole, warmonger-supreme Stoltencuck can bitch all he likes about ‘Syrian aggression’ (in their own land), but no one in Europe or America actually likes Turkey. So none of them are coming to the rescue.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    empty words from the amerikan/turk/NATO thugs…crying and complaining

  • Dibass

    While I do wish that Turkey leaves Syria asap, I also disagree with the author and some commenters who are having wishful thinking about NATO not getting involved in a major escalation between Syria and Turkey.

    The author and these commenter misunderstand very important point: The U.S is out to conquer the world. Russia is the only powerful country challenging America’s conquest attempts militarily. There is nothing the U.S will like better than having Russia and NATO on war path. Syria is presenting America with that opportunity. If the Russian military in the Middle East is crushed by NATO, the Assad regime will fall. Iran, Hezbollah, Iraqi militias, and Lebanon will be more vulnerable. Hezbollah will be cut off and Israel will launch an attack on Hezbollah in Lebanon, the U.S will have military bases in Syria – further encircling Iran.

    For those who keep saying that NATO will not join the action, I want them to remember that Syria is under heavy EU sanctions. I don’t know the reason for this sanctions other than a war of attrition on the Assad regime. For Europe to sanction Syria this heavily, they must be viewing Assad as a real threat to their interest, and any opportunity to destroy his regime will be seized at once.