Turkish President said,his country was engaged in talks with Iran and Russia to avoid what he described as a “humanitarian disaster” in Syria’s rebel-held region of Idlib.

Iran Press/Asia:  While referring to the Syrian army’s 2016 retaking of Aleppo from militants supported by a number of foreign countries, including Turkey,added Recep Tayyip Erdogan,“We are carrying out work together with the Russians and the Iranians to prevent the catastrophe which took place in Aleppo from repeating in Idlib."

Erdogan also hailed his country’s “success in destroying a corridor” for Takfiri terrorists along its border with Syria, highlighting Turkey’s concern over the operation of the Tahrir al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front) terrorists in Idlib.

Erdogan spoke a day after meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and ahead of a planned meeting between the Iranian, Russian and Turkish leaders next month.

Related: Russia FM: West not to play with fire in Syria

Iran, Turkey and Russia are the guarantors of a cease-fire regime in Syria, which was agreed upon in the Astana Peace Process.

The three guarantor states initiated the Astana Process on January 23, 2017, establishing de-escalation zones in an effort to restore calm in the region and improve the humanitarian situation in war-torn Syria.


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