Turkey is actively imposing a safe-zone against Russia. Assuming the new doctrine holds, it means an end to Russian and Iranian hopes for a military solution in Syria.
The end of the Gulf crisis has brought with it a window for Saudi Arabia to reassert itself in the Syrian war.
The helicopter was hit directly while flying over the western Aleppo province, in a rural area that falls within the de-escalation zone of the neighbouring province of Idlib.
Russia’s Defence Ministry accuses Israel of nearly shooting down a Syrian passenger jet with 172 people on board during a missile strike on the suburbs of Damascus.
Turkey says it’s now time for Russia to decide on its next move, and clarify if it’s a reliable partner or not as millions of Syrians flee air strikes in Idlib.
In a joint statement, the trio agrees to coordinate efforts to ensure Syria's security and stability after a trilateral summit in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Top EU sources told TRT World the differences between Bashar al Assad and the armed opposition over the nature of the constitutional committee have been narrowed down.
A new law in Syria makes it extremely hard for Syrians to return to their homeland and could permanently alter the demographic makeup of the country.
A senior figure from HTS explained how the group is trying to earn trust in Idlib on pragmatic lines and also address the lack of strong defence to survive the airstrikes launched by the Syrian regime.
Turkey, Russia, France and Germany will meet in Istanbul to find a political solution to the Syrian war. Yet this has been preceded by many failures.
Russia and Turkey agreed during a summit meeting in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on September 17 to set up a buffer zone in Idlib aimed at preventing a regime assault.
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.
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