Ties between the two states have repaired themselves quickly after Abu Dhabi’s brief flirtation with the Syrian revolution.
In the last four months, the regime’s offensive has already killed at least 700 people and many more lives are at risk, according to experts.
Experts say the Syrian regime wants to turn Idlib province, the last stronghold of Syrian opposition, into a killing field but Turkish forces are in its way.
One of the most powerful Syrian oligarchs, Samer Foz amassed a huge fortune during the ongoing civil war.
Turkey has spent more than $32 billion from its own resources to aid and shelter refugees since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.
As Tehran talks failed to reach consensus regarding Assad's plans to attack Idlib, locals in the region are staring at a possible bloodbath with no place to hide.
With the Assad regime as its proxy in the Middle East power game, Russia is boosting its naval buildup in the east Mediterranean to back the decisive Idlib assault.
One of Turkey's biggest military exercises, the EFES 2018, opened in the Aegean province of Izmir with the attendance of 21 allied countries.
Eastern Ghouta was the opposition's final stronghold on the edge of Damascus, but beleaguered opposition groups are now left with less than 10 percent of their one-time bastion.
The regime forces targeted a number of opposition-held areas, including besieged Damascus suburb eastern Ghouta with air strikes and artillery fire, killing several civilians, a war monitor and a civil defence agency said on Sunday.
Assad regime forces targeted Khan Assubul and Masaran villages of Idlib with barrel bombs although the city was declared a "de-escalation zone" last year.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the Syrian regime’s air strikes on Idlib targeted moderate opposition forces in the city; and Russia and Iran need to prevent these attacks.
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