A nationwide ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey comes into effect in Syria.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar bet on the losing side of the Middle East’s civil war. Now their regional policies are in shambles.
This fragile pact could work. But unless the Assad regime and its backers reconcile with the groups it still calls ‘terrorists’, further conflict is more likely
The extent to which rebels would respect the agreement, which follows the retaking of all of Aleppo by pro-government forces, was not clear.
The Syrian government and rebels agree a nationwide ceasefire, backed by Russia and Turkey.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued accusing the United States for sending arms to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria and for not giving support to Turkey in its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria’s al-Bab region
The United States government has provided weapons to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Dec. 29, in a response that came a day after the U.S. refuted claims that it supported the military wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD)