IQNA

13:35 - March 02, 2020
News ID: 3470809
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on Thursday for a one-day trip.

 

The Turkish presidency announced the trip on Monday, Reuters reported.

It comes amid tensions between Ankara and Moscow over escalating clashes with Syrian government forces in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region.

Erdogan had been expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin after 33 Turkish troops were killed in Syrian air strikes in Idlib last week, prompting Turkey to launch a counter offensive against Russia-backed Syrian government forces in the region.

Ankara has been deploying troops in Idlib and has been engaging in direct clashes against Syrian forces in bid to assist terrorist groups halt Damascus' ongoing military operation in the province.

The Syrian army launched the offensive August last year after terrorists failed to honor the Sochi de-escalation zone agreement brokered between Russian and Turkey in September 2018.

 

Tags: Syria ، Turkey ، Russia ، Erdogan
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