Turkish troops set up observation posts in Syria’s Idlib
While Turkey and its proxy forces are trying to determine Idlib’s fate through dialogue and disarmament to prevent a government assault, the province could become a Turkish-guaranteed ‘safe area’ like other zones in northern Syria.
Turkey has deployed troops along the front lines around the rebel-controlled province of Idlib.
It is part of an agreement with Russia and Iran to reduce violence under the Astana process – the talks that aim to find a diplomatic solution to the seven-year-long war.
The move has been welcomed by some Syrians.
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.
Published On 18 May 2018