Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay says Turkey was determined to stop Syrian regime advances in Idlib and Ankara had clearly conveyed its position on Idlib to Moscow.
Following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech in response to escalated tension in Idlib, there are a few likely scenarios to emerge.
Force will be used against those who break ceasefire, and all measures will be taken, says Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar.
Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and his US counterpart Mark Esper have met in Brussels where they agreed to take concrete steps in Syria.
In an interview with AP, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said that Turkey would not vacate any of its 12 observation posts in Idlib and warned that Turkish soldiers were under orders to retaliate forcefully against Assad attacks on the military posts.
At least nine civilians were killed in Ibn Semaan village of Aleppo province, war monitor SOHR says, adding 20 other civilians were killed in neighbouring provinces of Idlib and Aleppo.
"We on every occasion say 'do not force us, otherwise our Plan B and Plan C are ready'," Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar tells Hurriyet newspaper. Meanwhile, Syrian regime is set to retake key M5 highway, a war monitor says.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Syrian regime will face consequences following an attack on Turkish troops.
The World Health Organization has concerns that conditions in the violence-plagued region are conducive to the outbreak of diseases.
The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said over 1,600 people were injured and 45 people had been pulled from the rubble so far.
Tensions between Ankara and Athens have been running high, but Turkish Foreign Minister Hulusi Akar says the issue should be resolved peacefully.
Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said his country expects Greece to act according to international law, agreements and good neighbourly relations.
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