Turkey has said it is resolutely committed to clearing the YPG terror threat from northeastern Syria and recently shelled YPG positions along its borders. Experts say Ankara will no longer wait around for the Manbij deal and will take any necessary steps to address the issue
If Russia and Turkey can make the Idlib deal work, their cooperation in Syria will mean the two countries have crossed a strategic threshold
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday. .
Talks on Syria have brought Ankara and Moscow closer together, and are helping in developments and collaboration on other bilateral issues such as nuclear energy, natural gas, tourism and trade
Regime leader Assad wants to claim victory over Idlib to prove he has Syrian lands under his control, says analyst