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Russia is softening its rhetoric … an offer to Turkey on northern Syria

After the tension that prevailed in the relations between the two parties during the past few days, TASS News Agency quoted the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation as saying that Russia had proposed to Turkey to reopen 3 crossings in Idlib and Aleppo, Syria, as of March 25, due to the difficult humanitarian situation. There.

In details, the deputy director of the Hmeimim Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria and affiliated with the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Alexander Karpov, said in a statement that he was directed against the backdrop of the difficult humanitarian situation In the territories under the control of the Turkish forces inside Syria, a proposal to the Turkish side regarding the resumption of the work of the Saraqib and Miznaz corridors in the Idlib de-escalation area and the Abu Zaidin corridor in the area of ​​the city of Aleppo. The proposal includes the launch of the delivery of humanitarian trucks and the exit of the displaced via the corridors, starting from March 25th.

These developments came hours after Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador to express a Its objections and concerns about the recent escalation of violence in northwestern Syria after Russian planes bombed towns near the Turkish border and a hospital in the region.

The crisis in northern Syria goes back to the past days, when it began accusing Turkey of the defenses of the Syrian regime By striking oil tanks in the areas under their control in northern Syria, which ignited fires that affected large areas of that area, until the Russians called for a demand to stop the attacks.

Tension in relations overlooks the ambassadors

What happened from Russia last Sunday evening, its planes bombed areas near densely populated towns and camps in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border, in the first such attack this year, according to what witnesses confirmed And sources in the opposition.

On this basis, Ankara summoned the Russian ambassador on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the south of its territories.

It is noteworthy that large areas of northern Syria reach the provinces of Idlib, And places from Aleppo, Raqqa, and Hasaka, which are under the control of Turkish forces and their allied formations as a result of military operations launched by Ankara since 2016.

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