Erdogan Keen to Spare Russia Ties as Turkey Hits Syrian Forces

Source:Bloomberg Date:03Feb2020

True, but how?


The fighting in Idlib is testing the marriage of convenience between Turkey and Russia in Syria, where the two powers have carved up spheres of influence. Still, both sides see greater value in maintaining cooperation as the big regional actors rather than abandoning it.

“Turkish-Russian relations are going through a serious test,” Murat Yesiltas, security policy director of the Ankara-based SETA think tank, which advises Erdogan’s government, told NTV on Monday. “But Erdogan still attaches great importance to relations with Russia.”