Turkish and Russian troops begin joint patrols in Syria

The patrolling was agreed at the meeting between presidents of two countries on October 22
16:22, 1 November 2019

Official Twitter Account of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Defence

Turkish and Russian troops have begun joint patrols with ground and air units in northern Syria. This was reported by the Turkish Defense Ministry's press service.

"First Turkish-Russian joint patrols with ground and air units are underway east of Ad Darbasiyah in NE Syria, as agreed between Turkish and Russian presidents in Sochi on 22 October," the statement informed.

It is worth mentioning that Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached an agreement to end the Turkish operation in the northern region of Syria at the meeting in Sochi, on October 22.

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As we reported earlier, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to resume the military operation in the North-Eastern regions of Syria, if Kurds did not withdraw Turkish territories at a set time. Turkish Diller stated that in Stambul on October 26.

"If after 150 hours terrorists are not withdrawn from Syria regions, Turkey will clean them up by itself. Turkey is currently working on creation of the security zone in Syria to prevent terrorists' attacks of the Working Party of Kurdistan, Squad of People's Self-Defence and Syrian ISIL," Erdogan noted. 

Related: Kurdish fighters state about readiness to withdraw forces from border with Turkey

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