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In Syria, Russia and Turkey Split the Spoils

MIN READOct 23, 2019 | 15:31 GMT

(Stratfor)

After more than six hours of talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22 with an agreement to establish a "Syria Safe Zone" along the Syrian-Turkish border. While the agreement serves the interests of both Moscow and Ankara, the other parties involved in northern Syria will find much to dislike about the deal -- something that will cloud its implementation....

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