Turkey and Russia will jointly patrol Turkish President: expand security zone in Syria if necessary

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 Turkey and Russia will jointly patrol Turkish President: expand security zone in Syria if necessary


Beijing, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on November 30 that Turkey would begin joint patrols with Russia in the northeast of Syria on November 1, according to the Russian satellite network, citing Turkeys NTV.

Profile: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photographed by Sheng Jiapeng, a reporter from China News Agency

We will start patrolling with Russia and continue patrolling seven kilometers south of our border with Syria, Erdogan said. He also said Turkey would expand the security zone in Syria if necessary.

Earlier, Turkish defense minister akar said that after meeting with the Russian delegation, the two sides reached consensus on many issues concerning the organization of patrols in Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Erdogan signed a 10 clause memorandum of understanding last week. According to the regulations, since 12:00 local time on October 23, 2019, Russian military police and Syrian border guard forces have been stationed on the Syrian side of the Turkish Syrian border and outside the spring of peace area of Turkish military operations.

This will enable Kurdish forces to withdraw 30 kilometers from the Syrian Turkish border within 150 hours. And Russia and Turkey will conduct a 10 kilometer deep joint patrol in the eastern and western parts of operation peace spring (excluding kamishli) to prevent the infiltration of armed elements into the security zone.

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