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Turkey, Russia Failed to Reach Common Position on Syria's Idlib – Source

Sputnik News

21:49 GMT 17.09.2020

ANTALYA, Turkey, September 18 (Sputnik) – According to the source, Turkey refused to leave checkpoints on the territories controlled by the Syrian army as well as reduce the number of its troops in the region and withdraw heavy weapons.

The negotiations between Turkish and Russian military on the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib have not resulted in any agreements, with Moscow having disagreed with Ankara's proposal to transfer the Syrian cities of Tall Rifat and Manbij under the Turkish control, a Turkish source familiar with the situation told Sputnik.

"The meetings between the Russian and Turkish delegations have not resulted in any specific results or reached mutual understanding on Idlib," the source said on Thursday.

Ankara also wanted the cities of Tall Rifat and Manbij to be transferred under its control, but this initiative was rejected by Moscow, the source added.

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