By Sibel Edmonds
Source: Read full article at Newsbud
Under tremendous economic and political pressure, Turkey ponders using the latest Russia-Syria offensives in Idlib as an excuse (aka justification) to back down from its S-400 deal with Russia.
In the last few days Syrian and allied Russian warplanes have intensified bombardment of Syria’s Idlib province, sending tens of thousands of Syrian residents fleeing toward the border with Turkey. Syrian government forces, supported by Russia, are preparing to take over Idlib- the last area in Syria under the control of anti-Assad rebels.
The latest airstrikes directly challenge the pact between the Russian and Turkish presidents last September geared to prevent all-out conflict in the region. In fact, this may very well mean the complete breakdown of the Russian-Turkish agreement that has been in place since October 2018, which calls for a 14km long demilitarized zone in Idlib.
These developments may very well serve the current government in Turkey with the desperately needed excuse (aka justification) to back out of its highly contentious S-400 deal with Russia. Despite all pressure, political and economic, from the U.S. and NATO, Turkey has been maintaining its defiance on the…