A ceasefire came into effect early Friday in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province following a meeting between Turkish and Russian leaders in Moscow.

According to the protocol agreed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his counterpart Vladimir Putin, the ceasefire began at 00:01 on March 6.

Under the protocol, Turkey and Russia, as guarantor countries to observe the ceasefire, recalled the memorandum on the creation of de‑escalation areas in Syria as of May 4, 2017 and the memorandum on stabilization of the situation in the Idlib de-escalation area as of Sept. 17, 2018.

During Thursday’s meeting, the two countries reaffirmed their

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