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Turkish MFA summons Russian ambassador amid situation in Idlib

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Alexei Yerkhov was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone, RIA Novosti reported with reference to Hurriyet.

The Turkish Defense Ministry blamed the Syrian army for the deaths on Sunday of five civilians in the shelling of a hospital in the non-Damascus-controlled territory in the Idlib de-escalation zone, as well as for an attack on a residential area and a parking lot of trucks in this zone, as a result of which, allegedly, seven civilians.

According to the newspaper, Yerkhov was summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where was expressed concern about the security problem that has arisen in the region due to the increased frequency of attacks. It was noted that attacks are taking place in areas where civilians are present, which threatens stability and security in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

The Turkish MFA and the Russian Embassy in Ankara have not yet confirmed the call of the Russian ambassador.