Turkey, Russia begin Idlib talks

first_imgMUNICH – A Turkish delegation willtravel to Russia on Monday to discuss the situation in Syria’s Idlib provinceamid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there, Turkey’s foreign ministersaid. Civilians flee from Idlib toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold. AP Hundreds of thousands of civilians inIdlib province are scrambling to escape a widening, multi-front offensive bySyrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.center_img “What matters is today around 1 millionpeople from Idlib have been moving towards our border,” Turkey’s PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement Saturday after a phone call with U.S.President Donald Trump in which they discussed Syria and other topics. “We arealready hosting 3.5-4 million people. Unfortunately we are not in a position ofaccepting this another 1 million.” (AP)last_img

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