Erdogan urges Russia, Iran to stop 'disaster' in Idlib

Posted In: News Date:Sep 11th, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on Russia and Iran to halt a looming “humanitarian disaster” in Idlib, saying Syrians there could not be left to the mercy of President Bashar al-Assad.

Erdogan has called for a ceasefire in the northwestern province of Idlib, the last militant stronghold in Syria, as an assault by Syrian government forces is expected any day.

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Erdogan said the West had an “obligation to stop the next bloodshed” but that regime allies Moscow and Tehran were “likewise responsible for stopping this humanitarian disaster”.