DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria wants Turkish withdrawal to revive security agreement

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria wants Turkish withdrawal to revive security agreement

DAMASCUS, Syria —Jan 26, 2019—Syria called on Turkey on Saturday to withdraw its troops from Syria’s northern territories and end support for armed opposition groups in order to revive a two-decade-old bilateral security agreement.

Russia has encouraged Turkey and Syria to refer to the 1998 treaty to deal with security concerns along their shared borders in the wake of a planned U.S troop withdrawal from northern Syria.

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