Several Turkish soldiers are killed by shelling by Syrian government forces and Russia Turkey relations are facing a test

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 Several Turkish soldiers are killed by shelling by Syrian government forces and Russia Turkey relations are facing a test


Syrian government forces attacked Idlib Province, killing five soldiers and three civilians. We cant stand that. Russia turned a blind eye to the attack by Syrian government forces, causing more than one million refugees to flee to the border between Turkey and Syria. Erdogan said in Ukraine on the 3rd. Turkeys defense ministry said 54 targets were hit and 76 Syrian soldiers were killed. The news was not confirmed by the prosecution. But Erdogan says Turkeys goal is Syria, not Russia. He urged Moscow not to interfere with Turkish operations in Syria.

Russian and Turkish defense departments have different interpretations of the incident. Russian Defense Ministry said Syrian government forces shelled the terrorists on the 3rd, while Turkish forces did not inform Russia in advance during the Idlib operation. But the Turkish defense ministry said it had informed the parties in advance of the coordinates of the deployment of Turkish forces, but it was still shelled. Major general Yuri borenkov, head of the mediation center of all parties to the conflict between Russia and Syria, said Thursday that the incident had led to Turkeys cancellation of joint patrols with Russia in Syria.

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Meanwhile, Erdogan expressed strong dissatisfaction with Moscow during his visit to Ukraine on the 3rd. He not only denied Russias sovereignty over Crimea, but also criticized Russias actions in Syria and promised military assistance to Kiev. He also discussed with the president of Ukraine the possibility of sending natural gas from the Caspian Sea to Ukraine. In response, Russian President press secretary Peskov said: resolutely disagree with the wording of the Turkish side on this issue. According to reports, one of the main achievements of Erdogans visit to Ukraine is the agreement reached by the two countries to strengthen defense relations. Turkey will provide Ukraine with 36 million US dollars to purchase Turkish military technical equipment, which has attracted Russian attention.

On the 4th, Erdogan said orally that Turkey will not escalate tensions with Russia due to the situation in Syria. We should not have a conflict with Russia at this stage, he said. We have strategic cooperation projects with Russia, including the Russian S-400 air defense missile system, the Turkish flow natural gas pipeline, etc. However, there are also analyses that the idrib shelling incident shows that the interests conflicts and objectives of Russia, Turkey and Syria in Syria are not the same.