83rd anniversary of Turkey’s occupation of Iskenderun | Syrian regime stage protest in Aleppo amid talks of Turkey-Syria rapprochement
Syrian Observatory activists have reported seeing a protest staged in Saadallah Al-Jabri Square in Aleppo City, coinciding with talk of a Turkish-Syrian rapprochement.
The Syrian regime organized a vigil on the 83rd anniversary of the occupation of Iskenderun region from Syria.
Protesters have confirmed the identity of the Syrian Arab area as it will forever remain a part and parcel of the Syrian territories, despite occupying it for more than eight decades, with a popular referendum, following France and Britain’s agreement to give that strategic land as a bribe to Turkey in return for the latter to support the Allies in the World War II.
A few days ago, media outlets reported that Russia’s Moscow is ready to provide a platform for a meeting between Turkey’s Erdogan and Syrian President Assad, according to the Russian president’s special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev.
Speaking to a Russian media outlet Lavrentyev said: “I think Moscow will be ready to provide [the platform] if there is a mutual desire of the two sides. I don’t even doubt it.”
He explained that Russia is receiving signals from Ankara and Damascus about being open to taking steps towards understanding and about hopes for a Syrian-Turkish rapprochement.