WW3 ALERT: ‘Terrorists Stand No Chance Against Assad’ as Turkey Sides With Russia on Syria…Western Leaders Perplexed
Ankara has long supported radical groups fighting against Bashar al-Assad, but following a failed attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey’s upper echelons of power have had a change of heart, siding with Russia when it comes to the Syrian conflict, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) reported.
The online newspaper pointed to the fact that Turkish authorities closed the country’s only official border crossing with the rebel-held province of Idlib, Bab al-Hawa, after the botched coup as evidence of a foreign policy U-turn.The media outlet further noted that this decision could be interpreted as Ankara having closed its border with the neighboring war-torn country, something that the international community has long called for.
Radical groups, including Daesh, al-Nusra Front and the like have used Turkey’s porous border with Syria to smuggle fighters, weapons and supplies in and out of the battlefield. But it appears to have become increasingly hard to do so.
“Mercenaries, who until recently received support [from the outside], hardly stand a chance against President Bashar al-Assad,” the media outlet noted.
Earlier this month, Turkey signaled that it wanted to improve its relations with Syria.
“It is our greatest and irrevocable goal: Developing good relations with Syria and Iraq, and all our neighbors that surround the Mediterranean and the Black Sea,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said
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