Hurriyet: Turkey to reinforce troop deployments in Idlib after Sochi deal18 September 2018 | 21:20 | FOCUS News Agency
“We will need troop reinforcements. Turkey and Russia will patrol the border areas. Civilians and moderates [opposition] will stay in the same areas where they are now,” Çavuşoğlu said at a press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi.
“The borders of Idlib will be protected. Idlib’s status will be preserved. Russia will take necessary measures to prevent attacks against this region and to keep the regime from entering there,” he stated.
The minister said the Turkish army will continue to keep 12 observations in Idlib and drones will support the monitoring of the 15 to 20 kilometer-wide buffer zone along the line of contact between rebels and regime troops. He said all radical groups will be eliminated from these territories.
The moderate opposition will stay where they are able to keep light arms, he said. “There will be no harassment fire from this area,” he added.
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