Turkish president on Saturday discussed the recent situation in Idlib, Syria with European Council president, according to the Turkish Communications Directorate.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Charles Michel discussed the “deepening humanitarian crisis” in Idlib, as well as its effects on the region, a directorate statement said.

Erdogan stressed that a collective and determined stance should be taken against the Syrian regime’s aggression, the statement added.

Late Thursday, at least 34 Turkish soldiers were martyred and dozens of others injured in an airstrike by Bashar al-Assad regime forces in Idlib, a de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria, just across Turkey’s southern

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