Northern Syria ceasefire is unclear “Do not stop attacking” both sides blame Oct. 20:52
Two days have passed since Turkey agreed with the United States to suspend military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, and both sides of Turkey and Kurd had not stopped attacking each other. It is unclear whether a ceasefire will be realized when it comes to condemnation.
With regard to Turkey's military operations against the Kurdish forces in northern Syria, Turkey and the United States agreed to suspend the military operations for five days, during which time a ceasefire would be implemented if the Kurdish forces withdrew from the border. And announced on the 17th.
Two days have passed since the agreement, but according to the “Syrian Human Rights Watch”, which gathers local information, Ras Al Ain, along the border of northern Syria on the 19th, It means that fierce battles continue with the forces that cooperate with Turkey.
Turkey's defense ministry released a statement on the 19th, claiming that Kurdish forces continued to attack, while Kurdish forces claimed that the Turkish army and the forces that cooperated with it did not stop violent attacks, It has become an accusation of compensation.
A Kurdish commander told AFP, “Turkey is preventing our troops from being withdrawn. If the duty is not fulfilled, what happened so far was a game between the US and Turkey. I have to think about it, ”suggesting the possibility of reviewing the withdrawal in accordance with the agreement between Turkey and the United States.
Turkey is ready to resume its military operations if the Kurdish forces do not withdraw by the deadline, and it is unclear whether the withdrawal will be completed and the ceasefire will be realized.
Consultation with mediator Russia Assad, support again
Turkey, which invaded northern Syria, and Russia, the mediator of Syria's Assad administration, dispatched President Labrenchev, who is in charge of this issue, to Damascus, the capital of Syria, and on the 18th, President Assad's future policy for alleviating tension We discussed with.
According to Syrian state-run communications, President Assad said, “Turkey should cease military operations, and Turkey and the United States should all withdraw from Syrian territory. Syrian citizens have the right to face them.” He stated that he stressed the need for Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity.
On the other hand, the Russian side reiterated its idea of supporting President Assad, saying, “Returning all Syrian territory to Syria's jurisdiction leads to long-term stability.”
Russia embarked on mediation between Syria and Turkey as the backing of the Assad administration, and on the 22nd, President Putin and Turkish President Erdogan will meet in Sochi, southern Russia.