Russian officials were allegedly told that the attacks threaten stability and security in areas designated as de-escalation zones in accordance with Russian-Turkish agreements, Hurriyet Daily News reports.
Turkey expressed its concern to the Russian Ambassador to Ankara, Aleksey Yerkhov, in connection with the shelling in Idlib, in the de-escalation zone, where the Turkish military operates. This statement was made by the Hurriyet Daily News on Tuesday.
Concern over the shelling has also been brought to the attention of the Russian military attaché in Ankara, the newspaper notes. Russian officials were allegedly told that the attacks threaten stability and security in areas designated as de-escalation zones in accordance with Russian-Turkish agreements.
Meanwhile, on March 21, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense claimed that Ankara had informed Moscow of the need for the Syrian Armed Forces to end hostilities in Idlib. According to a widespread statement by the Turkish defense ministry, Syrian troops previously “attacked a hospital in al-Atarib”, as well as “a residential area in Qah in the Idlib de-escalation zone and trucks and trailers near the city of Sarmada were subjected to rocket fire.” The Russian Federation, as pointed out by the Ministry of Defense, “has been informed to immediately stop the attacks.”