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Trump trying to keep Turkey in the US orbit
US-Turkey relationship: prospects for overcoming the crisis
Turkey will not launch major operation against militants in Idlib — analyst
Local clashes between Turkish forces and militants in Syria’s Idlib province are possible, but a full-scale military operation is not in Ankara’s interests, the head of the Near and Middle East Center at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, Vladimir Fitin, told TASS in the wake of Turkey’s air strike against the positions of the terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (one of the names of Jabhat al-Nusra outlawed Russia).
Moscow talks ease tensions in Idlib
Memorandum of Understanding between Turkey and the Russian Federation will provide a good basis for diplomatic work and mutually beneficial relationship, RISS expert Vladimir Fitin believes. He recalled that clashes between the Syrian and Turkish forces in Idlib could lead to unpredictable consequences, right up to a full-scale war. "But thanks to the meeting of presidents V. Putin and R.Erdogan, we managed to reach an agreement again," he said.
Turkish-Syrian war: is it possible?
The already volatile situation in the Syrian region of Idlib has significantly escalated. Terrorist groups attempted to break through Syrian army defensive positions. Syria retaliated against the advancing militants. RISS expert Vladimir Fitin drew attention to the fact that Turkish troops shelled by Syrian forces had been among terrorists. As a result, at least 30 Turkish soldiers were killed and armored personnel carriers were destroyed.
Idlib crisis should be settled by diplomatic means
RISS expert Vladimir Fitin expressed his hope that the crisis in the Syrian province of Idlib would be settled diplomatically. "If this does not lead to a positive outcome, it may have an extremely negative impact on the further development of Russian-Turkish relations," he underscored.
Ankara's economic expansion growing rapidly
Turkey and the Arab world: issues of interaction
Moscow gives chance for peace in Libya
The recent aggravation of the Libyan problem has shown the great role of Russia and Turkey in the settlement of the Libyan conflict, RISS expert Maria Makhmutova believes. "The results of the diplomatic efforts of the EU countries, including Paris, Rome, and Berlin, were extremely weak compared to what Ankara and Moscow were able to do," she said.
Tensions between Turkey, U.S. soar
U.S.-Turkey relations are escalating. The U.S. Senate recently recognized the 1915 Armenian genocide. The USA is also considering sanctions against Turkey over Russian S-400 purchase. Ankara immediately reacted to the situation. President R.Erdogan threatened to close two strategic military bases used by the United States – Incirlik and Kurecik. He also announced that the Turkish Parliament could adopt a resolution on the genocide of Native Americans.
Ankara and Damascus need to establish dialogue
Some Kurdish units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) can make a deal with Damascus and may even become a part of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), RISS expert Elena Suponina said. "Moscow is calling for direct talks between the Kurdish administration in northern Syria and the government in Damascus. The United States is ignoring the Kurds, so the talks between the parties will be more substantive," the political scientist added.
Ankara launches a military operation against Kurds in Syria
It is unlikely to expect an escalation of Turkey's military operation in the North-East of Syria in coming days, RISS expert Georgy Sosnov said. "Ankara expects a reaction from the Americans, Europeans, and Kurds. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that the Turkish government is determined to achieve its goals, " he underscored.