Erdogan: Russia does not adhere to Syria agreements


Recep Tayyip Erdogan PHOTO: Reuters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Russia does not adhere to Sochi and Astana agreements on the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, NTV television quoted Reuters as saying.

The resumed bombing by Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Idlib has raised fears of a new wave of refugees from the area, home to about 3 million people.

Erdogan made these comments to reporters on his plane back from Senegal. He also said that Turkey had told Russia that Ankara was already losing patience with the bombing and added that the country was ready to do what it needed, BTA reports.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has denied the Turkish president’s accusations. “Russia strictly adheres to the commitments made,” the ministry said in a statement quoted by TASS.

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