Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria’s Idlib after a suspected Assad regime attack was reported this month, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said.
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency has said that Assad militiamen carried out at least three attacks near a Turkish observation post in the Idlib de-escalation zone, one of 12 posts set up under an agreement between Turkey, Russia and Iran last May.
“Evacuating the observation post in Idlib after the regime’s attack is definitely not happening, it won’t happen anywhere,” Akar told reporters late on Tuesday.
“The Turkish Armed Forces will not retreat from where it is located.”
More than 3 million people live in Idlib and surrounding areas, including many who fled the regime and its allies advances in other parts of Syria in recent years.
Source: Orient Net.