Erdogan also lashes out against Russia over Idlib

Erdogan acerbically criticized Russia’s attitude on Syria, particularly on Idlib.

He said there is no such thing as the Astana process anymore, adding, “We should see what Turkey, Russia and Iran can do to revive it.”

If Turkey and Russia are loyal partners, it should reveal its attitude accordingly over Syria and Turkey, Erdogan said.

“If Russia abides by agreements [on Syria], so will we, but for now, Russia does not stick to neither Astana nor Sochi [agreements].”

In September 2018, Turkey and Russia in Sochi agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.

In describing Erdogan’s comments, Anadolu Agency described the situation in Idlib: “… the regime and Iran-backed terrorist groups continued their ground attacks.”