March 10, 2020 / 6:56 PM / in 24 days

Turkish, Russian defence ministers discussed Syria's Idlib in call - Turkish defence ministry

FILE PHOTO: Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar attends a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu discussed northwest Syria’s Idlib region in a phone call, the Turkish defence ministry said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the defence ministry said that Akar emphasized determination to continue efforts and fulfil commitments to achieve lasting ceasefire, peace and stability in Idlib.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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