A cease-fire in Idlib, Syria will take effect just after midnight Thursday, Turkey’s president said following an hours-long meeting Moscow.

“[In Idlib] the cease-fire will be effective as of 00.01 a.m. [local time] tonight,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a press conference alongside his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Erdogan noted the Assad regime is targeting the region’s stability with its aggression and was mainly responsible for violating the Idlib agreement reached between Turkey and Russia in 2018 to turn the area into a de-escalation zone.

The Syrian regime’s main purpose is to depopulate Idlib and place Turkey in a difficult

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