OREANDA-NEWS. The Russian delegation will leave for Turkey to conduct negotiations on the situation in the de-escalation zone in Idlib province. This was stated on Friday by the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the air of the Turkish television channel.

"A delegation will come from Turkey to Russia tomorrow, led by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We will hold negotiations, and if there is such a need, negotiations after them can be held at the level of leaders of our countries", he said.

Meanwhile, an official spokesman for the Turkish president, Ibrahim Kalyn, said on Thursday that "a military delegation from Russia should come to Turkey to discuss Syria". Cavusoglu also stated that "the aggression of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Idlib continues". "Turkey is ready to do everything necessary to stop the humanitarian catastrophe", he added.

As noted earlier in the Russian Foreign Ministry, in recent weeks there has been an aggravation of the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The Russian and Turkish military made another attempt to introduce silence, but the terrorists only intensified their attacks. As a result, military experts from the Russian Federation and Turkey died. The Syrian army retaliated against extremists, taking on February 5 the city of Sarakib near Idlib.