Lavrov says al-Assad victory in Idlib is "inevitable"
The Syrian regime has been carrying out operations in Idlib region with the support of Russia for months.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the victory of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Idlib is "inevitable".
Speaking at the annual "Security Conference" on diplomatic and defense issues in Munich, Lavrov said, "Victory against terrorism is inevitable."
The Syrian regime has been carrying out operations in Idlib region with the support of Russia for months. There are gangs of al-Nusra directly supported by the Turkish state in this region.
Within the framework of the 2018 ceasefire agreement between Ankara and Moscow over conflict regions, 12 observation points were set up by Turkey.
While the Turkish state has escalated the tension in the region, direct clashes have occurred with the Syrian regime in recent days. According to Turkish sources, at least 14 Turkish soldiers died.
"Russia has good ties with Turkey but will sometimes disagree," said Lavrov, speaking with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in Munich.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also had a phone call with US President Donald Trump on Saturday after the new crisis in Idlib.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the situation in Idlib will not be resolved until Syrian regime forces withdraw beyond the borders that Turkey and Russia outlined in a 2018 agreement. Otherwise, he warned, Ankara will "take matters into its own hands."