Turkey and Russia are actively plotting against U.S. interests in Syria.
This was the conclusion I came after a joint press conference of presidents Erdogan and Putin, which took place on Thursday, September 28, in Turkey.
First, regarding Syria, Putin said that Turkey and Russia have agreed on the establishment of the ceasefire in Idlib province in the North-East of Syria. This statement may seem rather a good sign, but given that Idlib is the last major center of resistance of the Sunnis fighting against the Alliance of Assad, Putin and Iran, these are Putin’s words indicate that Erdogan intends to block the supply routes of the rebels from Turkey. As I warned in December last year, the ultimate goal of Russia has always been the complete destruction of the rebels in Idlib. But now that Erdogan has exposed itself as a puppet of Putin, and the United States ceased to support the majority of rebel factions, all ready for the final “cleansing” of Idlib, the forces of Russia, Assad and Iran.
Get ready for the massacre in the spirit of Aleppo.
If you look at the map, taken from Syria Live Maps, we can see that the red color is gradually replacing the green. As I explained earlier this week, the US must not turn away from those few groups of moderate rebels with whom we have established friendly relations. If we do this, this will be followed by interfaith struggle, which will be based on a hatred fuelled by the ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia — approx. ed.), Iran and Russia (through the weakening of the authority of the United States).
Moreover, Erdogan and Putin also hinted that they are preparing to deliver a powerful blow to the Kurds. This week Erdogan said that the Kurdish referendum is fueling a “regional crisis” and promised that “we will have to prevent the steps that could provoke a new, more serious error on the part of the Kurdish regional authorities.”
What hides behind the word “prevent”?
Putin hinted at a possible answer. A former KGB officer said that they “agreed to continue close contacts between the ministries of foreign Affairs, military and special services to enhance the coordination of joint actions to settle the crisis in Syria, other regional issues”.
It should be noted that, when Putin draws his “special service”, this is often followed by cruelty and violence. Now the probability of occurrence of the axis Turkey-Russia held on Kurdish territory (marked in yellow on the map) is quite large.
Unfortunately, these challenges are only symptoms of the larger problems in relations between the US and Turkey. And the problem is that the leader of one of the most important U.S. allies in NATO, namely Turkey, working closely with Vladimir Putin. During their joint press conference, Erdogan said that he often talks with Putin on the phone, and several times called Putin “my friend” and “my dear friend”. Ego is his master, Erdogan ended the meeting with Putin, thanking him in Russian.
As written, the edition of the Washington Examiner last week, President Trump should pay more attention to this position of Turkey.