Russia and Turkey have engaged in a war of words over the ongoing clashes in Syria’s Idlib province, where the Russian-backed Syrian regime is bombarding Turkish-backed opposition groups in the strategic city of Saraqib.
Map shows regime-held towns sourrounding the strategic town of Saraqib in rebel-held Idlib province. (Al Arabiya)
On different sides in Syria and Libya
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Fayez al Sarraj, the head of Libya's internationally recognised government, prior to their talks in Istanbul, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP)
But strong underlying relations
Erdogan and Putin at completion of Turkstream pipeline, Janaury 8, 2020 (AFP)