Germany says ready to contribute to Syria rebuilding

Germany says ready to contribute to Syria rebuilding

Germany says ready to contribute to Syria rebuilding

Turkey has said it is working with Russian Federation and Iran to stabilize Syria's rebel-held Idlib region, indicating continued efforts to avoid a Syrian government offensive in the area, where Ankara failed to secure a ceasefire last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani back military action, despite a cease-fire call by their Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "Syrian forces and we ourselves are simply reacting to the attacks coming from the zone of Idlib".

"Should we see three million of the people headed to the Turkish border, this is a scenario that by far outweighs the capacity of all the humanitarian organisations put together", he said.

U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura said last month that 10,000 al-Qaida-linked fighters and their families are located in the densely populated region, which is now home to 2.9 million people.

The UN said as many as 800,000 people could be displaced by the assault on Idlib and the surrounding areas.

The United Nations, world powers, and aid groups alike have warned a full-fledged offensive on Idlib could create a humanitarian calamity.

He and "a number of experts" plan to take part in the meeting on Syria in Istanbul on September 14.

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Idlib makes up a major chunk of Syria's northwest corner, the last bastion of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.

The opposition accuses Russian Federation and its allies of attacking hospitals and civil defense centers to force rebels to surrender in a repeat of earlier, large-scale military offensives in areas such as Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta. Turkey has also gathered forces on its own borders to deter Syrian civilians fleeing the fighting. Maas emphasized that fact by stating: "If there's a political solution that leads to free elections ultimately, then we are ready to take responsibility for the reconstruction. Therefore, we should continue our efforts to bring peace and stability to the region", said Çavuşoğlu at a joint news conference in Islamabad with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

On Thursday, the Observatory said that 185 truckloads of weapons and military gears entered areas in Idlib from Turkey under the supervision of the Turkish forces, which maintain 12 observation points in Idlib and nearby Hama countryside.

"We will keep the refugees in Syria for the safety of both Turkey and European countries".

He quoted an unspecified Russian official in the closed-door meeting as saying that "every effort" was being made to find a peaceful way out of the crisis.

Also Friday, The Elders, an global non-governmental organization of public figures, called on Russia, Turkey and Iran to work "hand-in-hand to prevent heavy civilian casualties in Syria's Idlib region".

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