Turkey’s Transactional Engagement With Russia

Source:Atlantic Council Date:14Apr2018

An excellent analysis  of the Turko-Russian cooperation in Syria. Note the concluding remarks:  The question, then, is what happens after the US-led strikes in Syria end? The roots of the Turkish-Russian relationship will remain, as will Bashar’s grip on power. Turkey is committed to working through Russia to secure its interests, and has spoken out against American goals in northeastern Syria……Ankara’s handling of the latest chemical strike clearly shows how Turkish policy has shifted since 2013, and that in the coming weeks the drivers of Turkish policy aren’t likely to change.