Turkish minister defends actions in Syria's Idlib ahead of US withdrawal
Turkey is doing what is required to maintain peace and prevent violations in Syria's northern Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday. Islamist fighters have tightened their control over the area following more than a week of fighting with Turkey-backed Syrian rebels. Speaking in Ankara, Mevlet Cavusoglu also said if Idlib becomes a "nest of terrorism", it is the Syrian government's fault for bussing in terrorists from places as far as Daraa in the south.
(With inputs from agencies.)