MESOP NORMALIZATION : COMPLIMENTS FOR PUTIN – Turkey Could Signal Policy Shift on Syria – SAVING ASSAD
15 June 2016 – FOREIGN POLICY Turkey’s new prime minister, Binali Yildirim, is signaling a possible shift in his country’s Syria policy. After years of dedicated opposition to the Assad regime under Prime Minister Ahmet Davetoglu, who stepped down last month, a senior Justice and Development Party official told Reuters that the country could be softening its stance toward the dictator.
The policy could include improved ties with Russia and support for a political transition that does not require Assad’s exit. Assad “does not support Kurdish autonomy. We may not like each other, but on that we’re backing the same policy,” the official said: – Read all http://foreignpolicy.com/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=%2AMideast%20Brief