Turkey, Russia, Iran Work on New De-Escalation Zone in Syria
Turkey, Russia, Iran Work on New De-Escalation Zone in Syria

Turkey, Russia, Iran Work on New De-Escalation Zone in Syria

Turkey, Russia, Iran Work on New De-Escalation Zone in Syria

Turkey, Russia and Iran are working on setting up a new de-escalation zone in Syria’s Afrin, the Anadolu news agency quoted Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as saying on Monday.
“We are now taking joint moves with Iran and Russia to establish a de-escalation zone in the area of the Syrian city of Afrin in the north of the country,” the prime minister said, TASS reported.
Meanwhile, the Turkiye newspaper reported at the end of June that the Turkish Armed Forces had finished preparations for a ground operation against Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) (which Ankara sees as an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party) in Afrin canton in Syria’s north.
Former defense minister, Fikri Isik, who is currently deputy prime minister, did not rule out the possibility of such operation. Moreover, Turkey has been redeploying military hardware to the border with Syria for the recent few months.
Starting from May, four de-escalation zones are being set up in Syria in line with an agreement reached in Astana by representatives of ceasefire guarantor states Russia, Iran and Turkey. De-escalation zones include Idlib Province, some parts of its neighboring areas in Latakia, Hama and Aleppo provinces north of the city of Homs, Eastern Ghouta, as well as Daraa and al-Quneitra provinces in southern Syria.
Military activities and aircraft flights in the de-escalation zones are banned.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/CLMCEU
  1. https://goo.gl/DkZNpN
  • https://goo.gl/wNKzs6
  • https://goo.gl/Fo7ixa
  • https://goo.gl/Y1GHmR
  • https://goo.gl/H37cRu

You can also read ...

South Sudan’s president attends peace talks at a hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 21.
The latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s five-year civil war...
Immigrants from Honduras are escorted back across the border by US Customs and Border Patrol agents on June 21 in Texas.
Immigration enforcement on the US-Mexico border was plunged...
Macron Warns of Spreading Nationalism
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday likened rising...
The Taliban resumed their campaign  on June 21.
Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two...
Voters will cast two separate ballot papers in the same envelope—one for the presidential and one for the parliamentary elections.
Turkish voters will go to polls for parliamentary and...
South Korea’s delegation leader Park Kyung-seo (R) and his North Korean counterpart Pak Yong-il at a hotel on Mount Kumgang, North Korea on June 22
Officials from North and South Korea have met in the North’s...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints