Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will speak with Russian president Vladimir Putin on the phone over the situation in Syria’s Idlib in the next couple of days, a Turkish presidential spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said on August 21.
He further claimed that the closure or shifting of location of the 9th observation point in the Idlib zone is “out of question”. This is the point near Morekt, which was encircled by the Syrina Army earlier on the same day.
Karim added Erdogan will also have a phone call with the U.S. President Donald Trump over the Turkish-US agreed safe zone in northeastern Syria at their earliest convenience on August 22 or August 23. He added that joint patrols of the U.S. and Turkish troops will begin soon east of the Euphrates river.