‘No actor involved in Syrian conflict supports the Turkish version of the buffer zone’
Dr. Joshua Landis. Director of the Center for Middle East Studies
at the University of Oklahoma.
Some highlights from podcast:
No actor involved in Syrian conflict supports the Turkish version of the buffer zone
US withdrawal opens up a new question of what will happen to Idlib
According to Russia, Turkey has not yet upheld its part of the agreement to ensure more militants groups like HTS withdraw from the zone and disarm
We presumed that Trump does not know the dynamic btw Turkey, Kurds, YPG when he announced withdrawal and green-lighted the Turkish safe zone
We do not know much about the talks ongoing between YPG and Syria held in Moscow and Damascus.
Americans recommend that Kurds do not make a deal with Damascus
All sides, Americans, Turks, Syrian government and Russians are denying the reality on the ground in Syria