Turkish Russian Agreement Syria

The agreement will also create a security corridor along the important M4 motorway in northern Syria, where Turkish and Russian forces will begin joint patrols from 15 March. The deal was announced after about six hours of talks between Putin and Erdogan in the Russian capital. The foreign ministers of Russia and Turkey said Thursday`s agreement would include the implementation of a ceasefire from midnight along existing battle lines. The agreement also provides for the establishment of a 12-kilometre security corridor along the M4 motorway, which will be jointly patrolled by Russian and Turkish troops from 15 March. Earlier, at a joint press conference, Putin said the agreement would serve as a „good basis for ending the fighting” in Idlib. Both countries have many interests beyond Syria – from the conflict in Libya, where they support the opposing parties, to a recently opened pipeline from Russia to Turkey, to arms trafficking. They are therefore ready to negotiate and could one day reach a lasting agreement. You said that the agreement was a ceasefire that would come into force at midnight in Idlib, the last stronghold of the Syrian rebels. The agreement also included joint patrols of Russian and Turkish troops from a seven-mile corridor along a highway through Idlib to the east of the Mediterranean coast towards the border with Iraq.

The three-point agreement, read by the foreign ministers of both countries, also provided for the creation of a 12 km „security corridor” along the country`s crucial M4 motorway, which Russian and Turkish forces would begin with patrols at the end of next week. On Saturday, Turkey rejected Russian accusations that it violated de-escalation agreements with Russia and Iran in Syria`s Idlib province and threatened to take military action in the region if diplomatic efforts with Moscow failed. Erdogan probably wanted to stop Assad`s offensive in Idlib and keep territory under his de facto control as part of a 2018 deal brokered by Russia. Russia wants to restore a balance in the region, which probably reflects the territorial gains of the Syrian army, without rotting its relations with Turkey. „The solution in Idlib is for the (Syrian) regime to stop its hostility and withdraw to the borders in the agreements. Otherwise, we will do so by the end of February,” Erdogan said. The United Arab Emirates and Russia supported the Haftar camp in Libya against the Turkish-backed GNA government. [146] The United Arab Emirates has also funded Kurdish forces, including many separatist groups, against Turkey.

[147] When the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was signed in 2020 in Washington D.C, Russia implicitly supported Israel and the United Arab Emirates` attempt to normalize bilateral relations, while Turkey threatened to sever relations with Israel and the United Arab Emirates. [148] This situation was aggravated during the Karabakh conflict in September 2020, when the United Arab Emirates tacitly supported Armenia against Turkey and Azerbaijan. [149] Previously, the United Arab Emirates had announced that it was beginning to recognize the Armenian genocide. [150] The Emirate of Abu Dhabi was the first emirate to recognize the genocide in April 2019. [151] He also moderated a controversial debate within Europe on refugees, after Turkey reached an earlier agreement with the European Union to stop the influx of migrants into its territory.