Defence ministers of Russia, Turkey and Syria have held talks in Moscow in a clear sign of normalization between Ankara and Damascus in the decade-long Syrian war.
Turkish defence minister Hulusi Akar and the head of its National Intelligence Organization, Hakan Fidan, met Syrian defence minister Ali Mahmoud Abbas and Syrian intelligence chief Ali Mamlouk in Moscow along with Russia’s defence minister Sergei Shoigu, the Turkish defence ministry said on Wednesday.
The Syrian Ministry of Defense said, “the two sides discussed many files, and the meeting was positive.”
Can we say that negotiations between the two parties are already in their advanced stages and what are the main topics of agreements and disagreements? WATCH our discussion with the Moscow-based analyst on Russian, Turkish and Eurasian affairs, Kerim Has.
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.