Turkey strengthens its position in Syria, using the situation with COVID-19

Turkey continues to increase its military presence in Idlib. To date, 29,000 Turkish fighters are based at 57 observation points in Northern Syria.

The Turkish government is using the situation with the coronavirus pandemic to occupy the Syrian region, writes the Federal News Agency.

The Syrian monitoring center for human rights (SOHR) reports that the total number of Turkish military observation posts based in Idlib has increased to 57. In 2017, Ankara established 12 such points, but today their number has increased dramatically. According to some information, despite agreements with Moscow, jihadists, including those from the banned terrorist organization Hayat Tahrir al-sham, use Turkish points as shelters.

Since February 2, Turkey has transferred another 5,745 troops to Idlib, which means that today there are at least 29,000 Turks in The region. In addition, over the past two months, 5,000 armored vehicles, tanks and howitzers have been deployed to the region.

More than a month has passed since the agreement was signed, but the Turkish government refuses to implement the agreements concluded with Russia. Instead, the Turkish side uses the theme of the coronavirus pandemic to strengthen its position on the territory of Syria.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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