Hulusi of Akahata: RIA Novosti
Turkey wanted to get permission from Russia, controlling Syrian airspace, launch drones-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the province of Idlib. This was stated by Turkish Minister of defense Hulusi ACAR, reports RIA Novosti.
“We are discussing with the Russians the open sky to use drones. We got to a certain point, although the problem is still there. We have reason to expect success,” said Akar, after talks with the Russian delegation. It is reported that later that day he is going to call with a representative of Britain.
Earlier on 27 February, Russian television reported that the Turkish military personnel fired at the Russian planes, along with fighters.
A day earlier it was reported that Russian and Syrian military from the air, attacked the rebels in Idlib province. Published footage can be seen as the MiG-23 Syrian air force su-34 of Russian air force release flares during strikes on militants.
On 26 February over the Idlib was shot down by Turkish percussion UAV TAI Anka-S, capable of carrying bombs or precision monitoring tools.
The Syrian army in the offensive launched in January-February took almost half Iglinskiy areas of de-escalation and had left behind the Turkish observation posts. This angered Ankara, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if by the end of February, Syrian troops did not withdraw behind the line of posts, the Turkish army will start a military operation.
Russia supporting actions of Damascus, in Idlib, trying to resolve the situation through negotiations, but the parties failed to agree.
Video, photo All from Russia.