Turkey finishes setting up observation posts in Idlib
As part of a three-way agreement with Russia and Iran under the Astana Process, Turkey had begun setting up observation posts in Idlib in October 2017.
Idlib was chosen as one of four de-escalation zones in which Turkey was assigned to monitor the truce between the Syrian regime and the opposition.
Turkey has recently intensified establishing posts in the rebel-held province as it formed three military posts in the last week. The move followed a technical level meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran in Astana, where the parties have agreed to accelerate efforts for confidence building between the two fighting parties.
A summit between three leaders is expected to be held in July in Russia’s Sochi. The expectation is that efforts for a political solution will be intensified as the military conflict between the regime and the opposition will end.