'Attack on Idlib to sabotage ongoing political process’

ANKARA (AA) – A possible attack on Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib will sabotage the ongoing political process and cause a serious crisis of confidence, the Turkish presidential spokesman said on Tuesday.

Ibrahim Kalin’s remarks came after a Cabinet meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential complex.

Since the beginning of this month, at least 30 civilians have been killed in Idlib and Hama — and dozens injured — by airstrikes and attacks by the regime and Russian warplanes, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency.

The Syrian regime recently announced plans to launch a major military offensive in Idlib, which remains under the control of various armed opposition groups.

Last week, the UN warned that such an offensive would likely lead to the “worst humanitarian catastrophe of the 21st century”.