Deciphering Russia’s delivery of Tell Rifaat to Turkey

Source:al Monitor Date:31Mar2018

Excellent article by military affairs analyst Mr Metin Gurcan explores the Russia-Turkey relationship in Syria. Russia is likely to  take the Turkish side against PYD-YPG to undermine US plans for  Syria.


As clashes ease in northern Syria, three non-state models are emerging there: Turkey-supported Sunni opponents of the regime, US-allied Syrian Kurds and Iranian-sponsored Shiite supporters of Assad. In the coming months, the struggle for political control among the three will be clearer, and their political relationships with Damascus and how that will be treated in the new constitution will be critical.