Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said launching a cross-border operation in Syria's Idlib province is "imminent," while addressing parliamentarians in Ankara, on Wednesday.

"We are entering the last days for the regime [Syrian government] to stop its hostility in Idlib and for the Sochi memorandum to be withdrawn to its borders. We're making our final warnings now," said Erdogan.

"The Idlib operation is imminent," he continued, before adding "we are committed to making Idlib a safe place for both Turkey and the people of the region at all costs."

He went on to say that Turkey has already made all necessary preparations "to carry out its own operation plans in Idlib."

Earlier on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the two-day closed-door talks between Turkish and Russian officials aimed at the de-escalation of tension in Syria's Idlib province had finished unsuccessfully.

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