According to him, this was discussed during a telephone conversation between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on February 20.

“Merkel and Macron suggested Putin hold a meeting on Syria on March 5 in Istanbul. Putin has not yet answered this, he said that he will agree with me, ”RIA Novosti quoted Erdogan as saying.

Earlier, Erdogan said that Ankara will act in Idlib based on the results of his conversation with Putin, which will take place on the evening of February 21.

He also said that what is happening in the Syrian province can be compared with the war.

On February 20, the Turkish Ministry of Defense reported that two Turkish soldiers were killed and five were injured in an air attack in Idlib.