Earlier, amid a major offensive by the Syrian Army which liberated wide swathes of southeastern Idlib province, including a key strategic city, Turkey’s Defence Ministry warned that its forces would retaliate “in the strongest way, without hesitation,” if its ‘observation posts’ in the region were attacked.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Friday that Ankara may start a military operation in Idlib if the situation in that troubled region was not immediately resolved.



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