Northwestern Syria offensive
Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Feb. 29 to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in an airstrike by Syrian government forces in Syria's northwestern Idlib region.
According to "Russia Today", the Turkish-funded militants have been targeting Syrian army positions.
The Russian ministry adds that Turkish forces ceased the attack after Moscow made contact with Ankara.
Turkey should suspend support for "terrorist groups" in Syria's Idlib province, Russia's Defense Ministry said.
Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Feb. 18 that Ankara's policy in Idlib, the restive Syrian province, is based on the 2018 Sochi deal reached with Russia.
"Returning to the Sochi deal is the baseline of Turkey's policy for Idlib," Kalın told reporters in the capital Ankara, as meetings concluded between Turkish-Russian delegations on Idlib in Moscow.