Does Putin benefit from Turkey-Syria thaw?
Amid growing geopolitical turmoil, Turkey is seeking to reset ties with Syria, ending years of hostilities. Turkish President Erdogan recently told reporters that “political dialogue and diplomacy cannot be cut off between states”. In 2011, Ankara severed diplomatic ties with Damascus and since then, Erdogan has been one of the staunchest critics of President Bashar-al-Assad. Why is Erdogan seeking to reset ties with Assad?