In a phone conversation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart spoke on Friday about the latest developments in embattled Idlib, northwestern Syria.
Erdoğan told Vladimir Putin that the Assad regime must show restraint and the humanitarian crisis must end in Idlib, northwestern Syria, where around a million civilians have fled attacks by the regime and its allies to take shelter near the Turkish border.
He went on to say that resolving the crisis unfolding in Idlib hinges on full implementation of the 2018 Sochi deal.
Both leaders reiterated their commitment to all agreements reached concerning Syria.
Idlib, near Turkey's southern border, falls within a de-escalation zone laid out in a deal between Turkey and Russia in late 2018.
The Syrian regime and its allies, however, have consistently broken the terms of the cease-fire, launching frequent attacks inside the territory where acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.