September 21, 2018 / 10:11 AM / a year ago

Steps to remove 'moderate opposition' from Syria's Idlib unacceptable, Turkey says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday said that steps to remove members of the “moderate opposition” from Syria’s Idlib region were unacceptable.

President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, made the comment at a news conference. Turkey has agreed with Russia on a demilitarised zone in the Idlib region, which it will jointly patrol with Russia.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen and Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler

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