Published: Sun, September 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Turkey’s Erdogan warns against ‘bloodbath’ in Syria’s Idlib; calls for ‘ceasefire’

Turkey’s Erdogan warns against ‘bloodbath’ in Syria’s Idlib; calls for ‘ceasefire’

Turkey's president appealed instead for a ceasefire.

"Erdogan calls for resolving the issue of Idlib without catastrophe", the newspaper said, referring to the Turkish president's speech in which he gave utmost importance to the protection of civilians in the region.

Turkey says it fears a massacre and it cannot accommodate any more refugees flooding over its border.

However, some analysts maintain that Washington's warnings to Assad over the use of chemical weapons against civilians should extend to conventional arms as well. The official added, "Putin has mastered that tactic for Syria".

Russian military spokesman Igor Konashenkov, for his part, said Moscow had "irrefutable information" that Syrian rebels were planning a "provocation" in Idlib province to justify Western intervention. President Bashar Assad's "brutal regime - backed by Russian Federation and Iran - can not continue to attack and terrorize Syria's citizens".

The battle for Syria's Idlib province looms large in what could prove to be the bloodiest conflict yet in this long and painful civil war. Mr Putin said: "The fact is that there are no representatives of the armed opposition here around this table". The Turkish president is right, generally speaking. It would be good. The US military revealed nearly no details of its plan as the statement said only that it would involve "using the US capabilities to spot the terrorists - even in an urban environment - and take them out with a minimum of civilian casualties". That also includes an estimated 10,000 hard-core fighters, including al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Black, who flew from Paris to Beirut and then traveled five hours by auto to Damascus, said his flight and lodging outside of Syria were covered by Nasser Ani, a prominent surgeon from New Jersey who chairs the Syrian American Forum.

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"We urge Russian Federation to consider its options carefully", Haley said, calling the approach Moscow has taken in Syria a "playbook of death".

Syria and Russian Federation have carried out their most intensive air raids in weeks on rebel positions in the northern province of Idlib, activists say.

"Whatever reason there is an attack that has been made or will be made will result in disaster, massacre and humanitarian drama", he said. And in a sign of the administration's shrinking commitment to Syria, it has pulled more than $200 million in stabilization funding for liberated areas, telling other nations they should step up to pay. "Turkey has filled its capacity to host refugees". He further elaborated that Assad did not "meet the requirements of not just us, but the worldwide community" for a leader of a new, post-conflict Syrian government, as those requirements included not "threatening his neighbors" - an apparent reference to Israel, which has long sought Assad's overthrow - and not providing "a platform for Iran".

The United States came in for criticism from all sides, however, higlighting to complex nature of a conflict involving a myriad of factions. Turkey's relations with the opposition made it a key partner with Russian Federation and Iran in their efforts to end the Syrian civil war under the so-called "Astana Process".

Widely abhorred internationality for the brutal conduct of the war, Assad has largely reclaimed most of Syrian territory though much of it is ravaged.

Trump seems to have officially embraced regime change in Syria at the behest of his now-closest advisors, National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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