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Turkey wanted the support of NATO in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the Syrian Idlib. This was stated press Secretary of the ruling Party of justice and development Omer Celik said, according to RIA Novosti.
“We expect that NATO was beside Turkey in combating terrorism in General. NATO should be in solidarity with Turkey,” — said the representative of the party, answering the question about the position of the Alliance in Idlib.
Çelik added that there are regular consultations with the bloc about the situation in the region.
Fighting in Idlib between Syrian forces and militants intensified in January, despite the initiated by Russia and Turkey, the cease-fire. According to the latest data, the Syrian army managed to advance deep into the province and take several key towns on the way to the capital of the region, in particular, the city of Sarakibe, located where four of the Turkish observation post. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Damascus that if by the end of February the troops will not be withdrawn behind the line of posts, then Ankara will take action. After the news of the capture by the Syrians of Sarakibe became aware of the transfer in region of additional military contingent, armoured vehicles and special forces units, in addition, against the background of these events in Idlib only in February killed more than ten Turkish security officials.
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