Turkey wants to make al-Nusra Front into Hezbollah-like political group
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Turkey wants to turn Nusra Front (a terrorist group banned in Russia) into a political force similar to Hezbollah movement in Lebanon, a source in the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) told Sputnik.
“Turkey tries to handle the Nusra matter in Syria’s north, and they [the Turks] want to make this group a political group, like Hezbollah in Lebanon,” the source said.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed out last week that Nusra militants were building up forces in Idlib in the north of Syria, where Russia and Turkey agreed to set up a demilitarized zone along the contact line between the Syrian government forces and the armed opposition.
The zone was supposed to have no heavy weaponry or extremist fighters. Russia has warned that the presence of Nusra militants in Idlib violates the agreements on the zone.
Source: Urdu Point