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Erdogan says will discuss Idlib, Deraa with Putin

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he will discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin ways to protect Syrians from potential attack in the northern province of Idlib, the largest remaining Syrian rebel-held enclave.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara before heading for a summit of emerging market countries in South Africa, Erdogan described the situation in Deraa and Idlib - where Turkey has set up a dozen military observation posts - as troublesome.

"We will be discussing Deraa (with Russia), which is one of the most problematic issues of all. There is also the issue of Idlib, which we will discuss because in these places anything can happen at any time," he said.

"What we want is that Syrian people would be protected from these attacks and particularly the brutal attacks of some organizations in the region," Erdogan said.

Source: National News Agency