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Putin refused to occupy and annex Syria to Erdogan


The media reported on Erdogan’s demands for Putin to annex Syria.

The Russian President’s press service reported that during the February 21 talks between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Russian leader rejected all Erdogan’s proposals for Syria, saying that the Arab Republic should remain a sovereign state and the division of Syria is not discussed.

“The situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone was again in the spotlight. Vladimir Putin expressed serious concern about the ongoing aggressive actions of extremist groups. The necessity of unconditional respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic is emphasized. The presidents of Russia and Turkey agreed to intensify bilateral interagency consultations on Idlib, aimed at reducing tension, ensuring a ceasefire and neutralizing the terrorist threat. It has been confirmed that contacts between the military departments will continue in intensive mode. ”- it is said on the site of the Kremlin.

Given the information provided, the Russian information publication Lenta.ru reported that in a conversation between Russian and Turkish leaders, Erdogan probably put forward demands on Putin to divide Syria, in particular, it could be about the occupation of the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib by Turkish troops and forcible accession of this territory to the composition of Turkey.

“In a conversation with Erdogan, Putin refused to divide Syria, noting the need for unconditional respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. The Russian leader also expressed serious concern about the ongoing aggressive actions of extremist groups. ”- приводит Lenta.ru data

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