Following increased tensions between Russia and Turkey over intervention in Syria’s civil war, Presidents Erdogan and Putin met in Moscow to discuss a ceasefire in the Idlib region. Eurasia Center senior fellow Mark Simakovksy joins TRT’s Newsmakers to discuss how Russia’s intervention in Syria and the relationship between Turkey and Russia affects Turkey’s ties to NATO and US policy in the region.

This is part of Putin’s ambitions. To use this crisis surrounding Erdogan’s visit to Moscow, to showcase to Erdogan that he is the only one who is able to bring Turkey’s security in northern Syria.

Mark D. Simakovsky

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