Although the Russian and Turkish militaries resumed patrolling operations in northern Syria on 17 February, Moscow and Ankara remain dissatisfied with the developments on the ground. Middle East experts Ghassan Kadi and Christopher Assad have explained Turkey’s two-front strategy in Syria and Libya which has put Russo-Turkish relations to the test.
In the aftermath of Monday talks, the Turkish leadership complained that Russia-Turkey bilateral discussions are still far from meeting Ankara’s demands. At the same time, the Kremlin highlights that the objectives of the Sochi agreement have yet to be reached.
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