Turkey says the US just agreed to more of its demands as Ankara sees expanded power in Syria

Source:CNBC.com Date:25Dec2018

When it rains it pours:  President Donald Trump’s administration may have just handed Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan another win.
Less than a week after Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said Tuesday the U.S. has agreed to complete its previously established “roadmap” to remove all Kurdish militia fighters from the Northern Syrian town of Manbij before U.S. forces clear out.


To complete the analysis, also read Jerusalem Post on Iran- Russia view:  All evidence points to these countries cooperating in eastern Syria for now. It is a complex cooperation, but their joint opposition to the US and other mutual economic interests, as well as Turkish and Iranian antipathy for Israel, and concerns about Kurdish autonomy, lend themselves to peaceful discussions, not a new war. The Kurdish groups also know they can’t face all these countries and will need an agreement with someone to protect their areas.