Turkey sets up 10th observation post in Syria’s Idlib
The Turkish Armed Forces has set up the 10th observation post in the Idlib province of northern Syria in a bid to monitor an ongoing truce between the Syrian regime and armed opposition groups, the military announced in a written statement on May 9.
Turkey has been deploying troops and establishing observation posts in the rebel-held Idlib as part of a three-way agreement with Russia and Iran under the Astana Process.
Turkey plans to set up two more observation posts in the province.
Presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın said Turkey’s military activities in the Syrian province will continue afterwards at a press conference he held on May 9.
“[Forming the observation spot] is very important for 2.5 million people who have been squeezed in Idlib. It’s at the same time very important for our border security,” Kalın said.