Duvar English

Renowned Turkish journalist Murat Yetkin has penned a piece regarding Russia’s role in the deal between Turkey and the U.S. concerning the establishment of a “safe zone” in northern Syria.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Oct. 22 – on the same day as the ceasefire in the Operation Peace Spring ends.

“The date given for Putin and Erdoğan’s meeting was set to hours before the end of the 5-day deadline, before the Erdoğan-Pence meeting. Let’s put this coincidence aside, for now. But it will not be a mere coincidence if Putin asks Erdoğan, to co-operate with Assad regime in Syria, when Erdoğan asks Putin for the extension of the Safe Zone,” the prominent journalist wrote in his piece.

You can read Yetkin’s piece here.