Turkey’s Erdogan says won’t allow Syria to gain ground in Idlib

A Turkish convoy of tanks and armored vehicles passes through the town of Dana, east of the Turkish-Syrian border in Idlib province. (AFP)

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will not allow Syrian forces to gain ground in the last opposition stronghold of Idlib, in comments published Tuesday, a day after eight Turks died in regime fire.

“Syria is right now trying to buy time by driving those innocent and grieving people in Idlib toward our borders. We will not allow Syria the opportunity to gain ground there,” Erdogan said in quotes published by the Hurriyet newspaper and broadcaster NTV.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05