February 27, 2020 / 8:51 PM / in a month

Erdogan holds emergency Turkish meeting over Syria's Idlib - sources

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, February 26, 2020. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chaired an emergency security meeting late on Thursday to evaluate the latest developments in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, two Turkish security sources said.

Turkey backs rebels in Idlib and its military has helped resist an advance by Russian-backed Syrian government forces in recent weeks. The Turkish military death toll in the region rose earlier on Thursday to 21 so far this month.

Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Jonathan Spicer and Sandra Maler

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