Turkey Calls On West To Prevent Attacks In Syrian Idlib Province - Presidential Spokesman

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Turkey Calls on West to Prevent Attacks in Syrian Idlib Province - Presidential Spokesman

Ankara is calling on the Western states and on the global community in general to prevent any military operations in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday.

ANKARA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th September, 2018) Ankara is calling on the Western states and on the global community in general to prevent any military operations in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday.

"We are calling on the global community, the Western states, and the United States to cooperate to prevent possible attacks on Idlib. We expect that in the coming days all the sides will join this process with constructive stands and will reach an agreement on a political decision that will remove all the obstacles to the [peaceful] settlement in Idlib," Kalin told reporters.

Turkey, along with Russia and Iran, is a guarantor of the ceasefire regime in Syria.

Earlier on Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara was willing to cooperate with all of its partners for the sake of peaceful settlement in Syria.

The presence of terrorist groups in the Idlib de-escalation zone remains a pressing issue, while Damascus has managed to eliminate militants from most of its country's territories following years of armed conflict.

In late August, Russia warned that terrorists operating in Idlib were staging a false-flag chemical attack set to provoke Western states' intervention. On Monday, US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced that Washington, London and Paris would give a "strong and united" response in case of chemical weapons' use by the Syrian government.

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