President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Russia aims to reach an immediate cease-fire in Syria’s restive province of Idlib, Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Wednesday.

“On the way to Moscow, our main aim is immediate cease-fire within the framework of the Idlib agreement we signed with the Russian Federation,” said Kalin after a Cabinet meeting in Ankara.

Erdogan is due in Moscow on Thursday.

Kalin went on to say that for the safe and voluntary return of Syrian refugees the condition on ground has to be favorable.

Criticizing the European Union for its double standards, he noted, that

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