Erdogan to visit Russia on Tuesday
Date: 2019-08-24 09:31
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a one-day-visit to Russia on Tuesday, his office said Friday (August 23), AA reported.
Earlier on Friday, Erdogan discussed the latest developments in Syria over the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
In a phone call, Erdogan stressed that Assad regime's violations and attacks in Idlib, northwestern Syria, is causing a "major humanitarian crisis".
Erdogan also said on Friday he would discuss developments in northwestern Syria in a phone call with US President Donald Trump in the coming days.
Turkey and Russia agreed last September to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone where acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.
The Assad regime and its allies, however, have consistently broken the terms of the cease-fire, launching frequent attacks inside the zone.
The de-escalation zone is currently home to some 4 million civilians, including hundreds of thousands displaced in recent years by Assad regime.