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Turkish Foreign Minister Wants Germany Ties Back On Track

Turkish Foreign Minister Wants Germany Ties Back On Track

There are no known plans by the Kurdish forces to take on al-Qaida-linked militants in Idlib. "He is a famous commander, and his militant group is allied with the militants of the Al-Nusra front but only in their fight against the regime", he said.

Idlib and neighbouring parts of northwest Syria represent the country's biggest and most populous rebel stronghold, home to more than two million people, many of them refugees from other regions.

The skirmishes come as the Turkish forces and Turkey-backed Syrian rebels of the Free Syrian Army are bracing to enter Idlib to defeat the Al Qaeda-linked groups, as part of a deal struck recently with Russian Federation in the recent sixth round of Astana talks on Syria.

He also said that Russia has agreed to provide air support to the operation; however, there has been no official comment yet by the Russian Defense Ministry supporting the claim.

"Now we are applying the Astana decisions in Idlib", Erdogan said, referring to an agreement announced last month in the Kazakhstan capital. "There is a serious operation in Idlib today and it is going to continue", Erdogan said as quoted by Anadolu news agency, adding that the "Turkish soldiers are not there yet".

Ahmed Abazeid, a Syrian researcher at the Turkey-based Toran Centre, said the Tahrir Al Sham coalition was always "essentially a sham".

The main objective of the operation is to establish a "de-escalation" zone in the province of Idlib.

Erdogan also said Turkey would not be allowed to be "cornered by threats from Syria and Iraq".

He later told reporters the operation was led by so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants and that the Turkish army was "not yet" operating inside Syria.

In the same context, the Turkish army deployed a large number of special forces and armored military vehicles, which were sent over the past week to the town of Reyhanlı, a town and district of Hatay Province, on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, near the country's border with Syria.

In the city's central districts security will be provided by the Turkish Armed Forces, while Russia's Armed Forces will ensure safety on the outskirts, according to the president.

Ankara's relations with Berlin has been strained since the defeated coup attempt in Turkey a year ago as Turkish leaders slammed Germany for failing to show strong solidarity with the Turkish government against the attempted military coup.


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