Activists came to the building of the diplomatic mission in Istanbul

Photo: Consulate General of Russia in Istanbul / Facebook

Turkey has been beefing up security of Russian institutions after a rally outside the Russian Consulate General in Istanbul, which took place the day before. It is reported TASS with reference to the press attache of the Russian depodesta in Turkey Irina Kasimova.

According to her, provide security forces police special forces.

After the death of 33 Turkish soldiers in an attack the Syrian army in Idlib province, a group of people came out to protest to the General Consulate of Russia in Istanbul. Activists blamed Russia for the deaths of Turkish soldiers.

“The whole world knows that the attack forces were Russia and the [Syrian] regime,” said one of the protesters, said the Agency “Anadolu”.

The Turkish military are in Idlib, the last of the Syrian province, which is partially controlled by the opposition, in the framework of the signed in 2017, agreement on areas of de-escalation in Syria.

27 Feb 2020 as a result of the attack on Idlib killed 33 Turkish soldiers, 36 were wounded. The Governor adjacent to the border of Syria to the Turkish province of Hatay Rahmi Dogan said that the air strike caused “the troops of the Syrian regime”. Turkey promised “multiple response” to the attack. In the Russian defense Ministry said that the Turkish soldiers “were in combat formations of terrorist groups,” and denied his involvement in the strike.

The situation in Idlib escalated in early February, when as a result of shelling in Idlib killed five Turkish soldiers. Ankara blamed the strike on the forces controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and attacked their position.

Since 2011 Syria has been in a military conflict. In the fighting at various times included government troops, opposition, radical Islamists, the Kurds, militants of the “Islamic state”, as well as the armed forces of the Russian Federation, USA, Iran and Turkey. In the conflict, Turkey has provided military support to the Syrian opposition, and Russia – government forces.


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