Turkey is determined to step in to prevent Assad attacks in violation of the truce in Syria's Idlib, as 400,000 civilians are heading toward the Turkish border amid attacks, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, ONA reports citing Daily Sabah.
"We hope the cease-fire in Syria's Idlib is lasting. Turkey is determined to prevent Assad attacks in violation of the truce," Erdogan told a parliamentary group meeting in Ankara.
"Unfortunately, there are serious discrepancies between promises made to us [regarding Syria] and the actual situation on the field. We have told our counterparts we will continue operations from where we left them. As long as the situation in Syria continues to be a matter of survival, it is not possible for us to take any steps back."