In Syria’s rebel north, Turkey deepens roots, spreads influence

Source:The Straits Times Date:30Oct2018

Syrian War is not over.  The next phase will involve Turkey:


Turkey began providing humanitarian, political and military backing to Syria’s opposition soon after anti-regime protests began in 2011, and it has remained a steady ally ever since.

But its influence became more explicit in 2016, when Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels launched a military operation against both the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and Kurdish fighters.