While the U.S.-Turkey relationship has to somewhat matured over Syria, the issue of U.S. support for the YPG continues to remain the factor of divergence.
Will relations between Turkey and Iraq change in the post-Abadi era?
The question of how the new government in Iraq will be formed is a question of matter to Turkey as this will affect Ankara’s fight against the PKK.
On Wednesday, the highest court of the United Nations ordered for the U.S. to lift some of its sanctions that might hurt the import of humanitarian goods or services or adversely affect the safety of civil aviation on Iran.
Armed groups backed by Iran have been fighting alongside Syrian regime forces against the opposition.
While the joint statement published after the Tehran summit did not guarantee a peaceful solution over Idlib, some diplomacy is better than no diplomacy for Turkey.
Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani discussed the future of Idlib and the Syrian Civil War during the Tehran Summit on Friday.
The Tehran trilateral summit did not result in the best solution to the crisis in Idlib, but it was a good starting point for the peace process.
“The Tehran summit on the future of the Idlib region is over, but the Idlib conundrum continues.”
“The Syrian Civil War, which has been raging for more than seven years, is entering a new phase, as the Assad regime is threatening to take over Idlib with Russian air support. This may very well be the end of the opposition as we know it since Idlib remains the last opposition stronghold.”