Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Moscow values relations with Ankara.
“It’s necessary to talk with you about the whole situation that has developed to date so that nothing like this happens: a) it doesn’t repeat itself and b) so that it does not ruin the Russian-Turkish relations that we relate to, I know that you, too, are very dear to us this”, – Putin said.
The Turkish President arrived in Moscow to negotiate with Putin on the Syrian Idlib. The situation there worsened after the terrorists of the Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham* launched a large-scale attack on the positions of the Syrian government forces on February 27. The Syrian army returned fire. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Turkish military, who should not have been there, was also shelled.
As a result, 36 Turkish soldiers died, more than 30 people were injured. Immediately after receiving information about the injured Turkish military, the Russian side took measures for a complete ceasefire by the Syrian troops, and a safe evacuation of the dead and wounded to Turkey was ensured. The Russian Defense Ministry emphasized that Russian aviation was not used in this area.Trump and Macron discussed the situation in northwest Syria and Iran