Turkey will take additional action against attacks targeting its troops and civilians in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province, the National Security Council said Thursday after a nearly five-hour meeting chaired by President Tayyip Erdogan.
Bombardments by Russia-backed Syrian government forces on Idlib have raised concern of a new refugee wave to Turkey. On Wednesday, Erdogan said that Ankara was losing patience with the assault in Idlib and that Russia was violating agreements aimed at stemming conflict there.
“The commitment of our country to take additional measures against terror attacks that continue to target our security forces and the civilian population in various parts of Syria, namely Idlib, despite the agreements with countries active in Syria was reiterated,” the council said in a statement.
(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Editing by Dominic Evans)