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SEPTEMBER 2020

Turkey Will Reduce Number Of Troops Deployed In Idlib: Russian Media

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Turkey Will Reduce Number Of Troops Deployed In Idlib: Russian Media

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The Turkish military will reduce the number of troops deployed in Syria’s Idlib, Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported on September 16 citing informed Turkish sources.

According to the source, “during a meeting held yesterday, on Tuesday, at the headquarters of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, a Russian technical delegation presented a proposal to reduce the number of Turkish observation posts in the Syrian province of Idlib, but no agreement was reached on this matter.”

“After the Turkish side refused to withdraw its observation posts and insisted on their preservation, it was decided to reduce the number of Turkish forces in Idlib and withdraw heavy weapons from the area,” the source added.

The report added that on Wednesday the delegations of Russia and Turkey will hold a meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense in Ankara to discuss the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib.

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