Russia and Turkey cut short joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib — Russian Defense Ministry

Russia and Turkey cut short joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib — Russian Defense Ministry
Above, a Turkish military convoy drives through the town of Binnish, in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province near the Turkish border on March 19, 2020. (AFP file photo)
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Updated 23 March 2020

Russia and Turkey cut short joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib — Russian Defense Ministry

Russia and Turkey cut short joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib — Russian Defense Ministry
  • Russia and Turkey are trying to uphold a cease-fire agreement in the region

MOSCOW: Russia and Turkey were forced to cut short their second joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib region on Monday due to security concerns, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The patrol is meant to cover the M4 highway which links the cities of Aleppo and Latakia.
Their first joint patrol was also cut short earlier this month due to what Moscow called rebel provocations.
Russia and Turkey are trying to uphold a cease-fire agreement in the region.