Yildirim: Turkey, Russia, Iran managed to prevent crisis in Syria’s Idlib

Azernews – Turkey, Russia and Iran managed to prevent a crisis in Syria’s Idlib, Turkish Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim said on Oct. 9, Turkish media reported.

Yildirim stressed that thanks to the efforts of these three countries, a new flow of Syrian refugees was prevented.

The speaker also underlined that counter-terrorism commitments should not be the burden of a few countries only.

“All countries must actively fight against terrorism and not distinguish between terrorists,” Yildirim said.

The speaker stressed that, presently, terrorism is a threat to all countries, including Turkey, which for many years has been actively fighting the PKK.

On September 15 in Sochi, Russian and Turkish leaders – Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to create by October 15 a demilitarized zone along the contact line of the armed opposition and government troops in the Syrian province of Idlib.

The defense ministers of the two countries signed a memorandum on stabilizing the situation in the Idlib zone of de-escalation.

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