From the Kremlin on Erdogan’s statements on Syria: There are disagreements but they are discussed
MOSCOW, November 22/ Radio Sputnik. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia and Turkey have disagreements over security in Syria, but the countries’ partnerships allow for open and constructive discussion of the issue.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced the allegation that the Russian side did not fulfill its obligation to “clear” the Syrian regions of Kurdish armed groups under the 2019 agreement.
“There are certain nuances in the approach of Russia and Turkey to the course of Syria and to those who do not fulfill their obligations in the same Sochi agreement. These nuances, sometimes even disagreements, have been repeatedly discussed by the two presidents.” quotes Peskov RIA Novosti.
According to him, the “friendly, common nature of relations with Turkey” allows for “open and constructive” discussion of all differences.
In October 2019, Russia and Turkey signed a 10-point memorandum of understanding on the deployment of Russian military police and Syrian border guard units to the Syrian side of the Turkish border, specifically to facilitate the withdrawal of Kurdish detachments and weapons. 30 kilometers from the Syrian-Turkish border.
Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu He then reported that the withdrawal of the Kurds was completed ahead of schedule. Then the joint Russian-Turkish patrol began in the security zone.
Last Sunday, November 20, the Turkish Air Force launched rocket attacks on Kurdish armed forces positions in northern Syria and Iraq.
Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that Russia urged Turkey to show restraint during attacks on neighboring Arab countries.
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