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Turkish President new statements about Idlib and its displaced

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his country will launch a new campaign to help the displaced people of Idlib, Syria.

This came in a statement made by Erdogan to reporters, on a plane, during a trip from the German capital Berlin to Turkey, after his participation in an international conference on Libya.

The Turkish President indicated that his country would start building temporary houses built of bricks and covered with insulating covers, each of which ranges between 20 and 25 square meters, near the Syrian-Turkish border.

He stressed that the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) and the Turkish Red Crescent will do their utmost to build these houses as quickly as possible.

He explained that Turkey will make all possible efforts to build the infrastructure for these homes, and put them at the service of Idlib residents.

Turning to the description of the leader of the opposition Republican People's Party, Kemal Kılıçdaro أوlu, the civilians of Idlib as "terrorists", stressing that IDPs displaced to the Turkish border are fleeing from death.

The Turkish President spoke about the suffering of a Syrian woman with her children in a primitive camp near the Syrian-Turkish border in Idlib.

"The blood in our veins has dried up when watching that mother with her six children. How do we describe these children as terrorists?"

Erdogan stressed that "describing these people as terrorists is due to a lack of reason," noting that the Syrian refugees in Turkey did not come to them with their will and pleasure.

The Turkish President touched on the Spring of Peace process, which was carried out by Turkish forces against terrorist organizations in northern Syria.

He explained that the success of Turkey's plans and project in the area between the cities of Ras Al-Ain and Tel Abyad will refer them to a region of peace.

And whether the humanitarian crisis in Idlib will constitute a breakdown in Turkish-Russian relations, Erdogan said that there are strategic links between Russia and Turkey, noting that these strategic ties link the two countries in a way that is not classic but different.

He explained that the strategic ties between the two countries elevated the relations of the two countries to a stronger level, ruling that the Turkish-Russian relations would witness a problem in this framework.

Responding to a question about Turkey's intelligence endeavors, Erdoانan, head of the Turkish intelligence service, Hakan Fidan, said he successfully managed intelligence relations with his counterparts, whether in Russia or Iran or Syria.

Syrian civilians are fleeing to escape the ongoing attacks on Idlib, to the areas of Operation Euphrates Shield and the Olive Branch, and relatively safe camps and places near the Turkish border.

On January 9, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that a ceasefire had started at 14:00 (local time) in Idlib governorate; however, the regime forces continued their ground attacks by firing rocket and mortar shells into populated areas in Idlib villages and towns.