“Now we are on our own”: Erdogan accused Russia of violating the agreement on Syria

Turkish media report that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Moscow of not complying with the Sochi and Astana agreements on Syria. Ankara’s nervous reaction became known after the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) took control of the city of Maarat al-Numan (Idlib province), which occupies a strategic position, freeing it from terrorists on January 28, 2020.

We expected until now, but from now on we intend to act ourselves. This is not a threat, but the expectation that Russia will send the necessary warning to the regime

- Erdogan told reporters.

At the same time, the Turkish leader, without batting an eye, said that Ankara is running out of patience due to the ongoing attacks by the government’s SAA in the Syrian province of Idlib.

Russia will act differently - either with the regime or with Turkey. Russia tells us that they are fighting terrorists. Who is it? People fighting for their land?

- Erdogan added, protecting the radicals.

After that, Erdogan pointed out the need to give a new impetus to Syrian peace initiatives.

The Astana process is no more. Turkey, Russia, and Iran may consider steps to revive this process

- explained Erdogan.

It must be recalled that the city of Maarat al-Numan was under the control of "opposition" extremists for seven years. An important route passes through it, connecting Damascus with Aleppo. And according to previously reached agreements, the adjacent territory was to become a demilitarized zone, i.e. all the "barmalei" jihadists and "moderate" terrorists were supposed to leave this region. However, the militants built a fortified area there. Therefore, it is not surprising that the CAA conducted an operation to enforce peace.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 29 January 2020 17: 31
    And no one believed that Turkey would be an ally of Russia. This is personally Putin Erdogan wrote to friends. Maybe now Putin will understand that centuries-old enemies will never become allies, but will only be scouts.
    1. master3 Offline master3
      master3 (Vitali) 29 January 2020 18: 04
      Does Russia have allies? Well, call me? All around are enemies!

      Maybe something in the conservatory to fix.

    2. Upmost Offline Upmost
      Upmost (Innocent) 30 January 2020 00: 47
      You must understand that friends of Putin и friends of Russia - Often quite different concepts.
  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 29 January 2020 17: 41
    These are all "gas and oil transit to Europe) questions" prevent the Russian leadership from objectively considering the anti-Russian inclinations of "conveniently located" specific "czars" and have to endure all their capricious antics ?! what
    The Turkish "sultan" clearly "lost the edge" and "went beyond limits" even when, angered by the violation by the Russian Aerospace Forces aviation of its pirate oil trade with ISIS terrorists, he ordered the destruction of the Russian Su-24 in Syria (and the Russian diplomat, too, somehow too "timely" and insolently publicly, was shot by the "lonely Turkish extremist" who had leaked past the vigilant guards ??!).
    But then there were big "problems" with gas transit through the post-Maidan "Ukraine" and with the balking "South Stream" Bulgaria, and therefore the Kremlin had to limit itself to the "ban on Turkish tomatoes" and even urgently save the inadequate Erdogan from his own, "rebelled" by the Americans, dissatisfied fellow citizens ... and now, the usual (for "specific" nationalist politicians of the marginal) "black ingratitude for care":

    never has this happened again ??!

    request Probably, now, after Erdogan's "demarche" about the "outrageously offended (by the legitimate authorities of Syria, with the help of Russia liberating the territory of their country from pro-Turkish-pro-American terrorist gangs!)" Turkish accomplices, one should expect new bloody anti-Russian provocations from Turkey ?? !
  3. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 29 January 2020 19: 54
    About people "who are not terrorists", but simply fighting for their land - is he about the Kurds ??? laughing
  4. Turks tumble down the road to Turkey - they have nothing to do in Syria!
  5. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 30 January 2020 00: 48
    Quote: master3
    And Russia has allies

    There is. Aging fleet. The declining army. Uh, oligarchs, finally.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 January 2020 08: 39
    We urgently need to deliver another S-400 to him. And something else to fuck off for tangerines .... Then our experts will again write about "NATO is about to collapse."
    1. Upmost Offline Upmost
      Upmost (Innocent) 30 January 2020 16: 51
      Take it higher - immediately promise and put the S-500, and for the future also subscribe to him to put the S-600, 700, 800, 900, and so on. You can even free.
      Then NATO will get scared and fall apart.
  7. Roarv Offline Roarv
    Roarv (Robert) 30 January 2020 12: 27
    Turkish stream received .. Turkish tomato allowed ..
    Good Russians still have to chop off.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 30 January 2020 23: 36
      Turkish border is also guarded by Russian patrols.
      All the sultan's relief, the freed resource can be sent to Libya.
  8. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 30 January 2020 16: 53
    Quote: Roarv
    good Russians

    Will be more correct - at stupid Kremlin.
  9. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 30 January 2020 17: 20
    Again a knife in the back. Is there even a living place on this back? We buy tomatoes, put S-400 on credit, build a nuclear station on credit, built a pipeline at our own expense, and no thanks.