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Failure to reign in Idlib jihadists makes trouble for Turkey

A year after the Sochi agreement, the situation in Syria’s northwest remains as tense as ever.

A year ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded the Sochi agreement aimed at de-escalating the situation in Syria’s troubled Idlib province. Now, the situation in the region continues to escalate, with Ankara facing the prospect of seeing its worst nightmares come true.

With civilians displaced from other parts of the country, Idlib is crammed with nearly four million people today. Many have started to head toward the Turkish border again to escape Russian-backed Syrian regime's attacks.

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