Leaders of Turkey and US agree by phone that Syrian regime attacks on Turkish troops in northwestern Idlib province were unacceptable, Turkish presidency says.
Cities and towns along the critical highway linking Damascus with Aleppo have become sites of brutal destruction at the hands of the Syrian regime.
Syria and Russia's assault on Idlib can trigger a domino effect of humanitarian and political catastrophes.
The World Health Organization has concerns that conditions in the violence-plagued region are conducive to the outbreak of diseases.
Seven of those killed in regime and Russian strikes in Sarmeen town of Idlib province were all members of one family, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
Turkey says it’s now time for Russia to decide on its next move, and clarify if it’s a reliable partner or not as millions of Syrians flee air strikes in Idlib.
Parties express satisfaction on progress towards establishment of a constitutional committee, says Turkish Foreign Ministry
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Qatar, China, and Iran arrived for Asian cooperation summit in Tajikistan, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the world to respect UN resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.
The Circassians, who are predominantly Muslim, suffered greatly under the Russian Empire and were banished from their homelands in 1864.
Trapped civilians fear the Syrian regime is destroying vital facilities, including hospitals and rescue organisations, to clear the way for brutal ground assaults.
In a televised interview, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks about the war in Syria, Turkey's European membership, and the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian and Iranian counterparts Putin and Rouhani vowed to maintain the territorial integrity of Syria as well as the security of the neighbouring countries in their talks held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
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