Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses the media in Ankara, Turkey, June 27, 2016. REUTERS/UMIT BEKTAS
The Guardian: Turkey signals normalisation of relations with Syria
Apparent policy shift could spell end to rebellion against Bashar al-Assad’s rule in Syria.
Turkey has signalled a normalisation of relations with Syria, in an apparent policy shift after five years of a civil war that has increasingly threatened Turkish borders and worn down an anti-government rebellion heavily backed by Ankara.
Such a move, which has been rumoured for weeks in media outlets in Lebanon close to the Bashar al-Assad regime, would represent a tectonic shift in the region’s dynamics, realigning protagonists in the war and potentially spelling an end to the rebellion against Assad’s rule.
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WNU Editor: This is a major change in Turkish policy that will reverberate throughout the Middle East. But will they act on it, and will the Syrian government of Assad respond .... we shall see.
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