Putin’s Firewall Around Russia-Turkey Partnership
The author is probably on fan of the West, but this is the best explanation of the Adana Accord, which has move to the center-stage of Turkey-Damascus relations in the recent days. Putin is trying to craft a deal which put turn over Syrian Kurdish territory over to Assad’s control in return for security guarantees for Turkey that PKK will be kept away.
I also don’t agree with the author’s conclusion. Putin’s offer is not preferable to America’s safe zone, because it doesn’t create venue for Turkey to quickly repatriate Syrian refugees.