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Ankara vows to thwart provocation impact on Idlib deal

ANKARA, Turkey said on Friday it would not allow provocations to affect a peace deal hammered out between Ankara and Moscow for Syria’s Idlib.

“The US withdrawal process from Syria should not serve the divisive agenda of the terrorist PYD/YPG. There should not be a fait accompli on the ground,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy told a press conference.

He stressed that his country was seeking to create a permanent ceasefire based on the Idlib deal, blasting “recent provocations” by the Syrian regime.

Highly commended by the international community, the Idlib agreement has fended off a major humanitarian crisis in the region, the Turkish spokesman believed.

Moscow and Ankara had agreed to set up a demilitarized zone in Idlib, Syria.

Source: Kuwait News Agency