Thursday, April 5
SAA to jihadis in Syria: Say, can we give you a ride to the Turkish border?
“The Moscow-Tehran-Damascus trio wants all jihadists to seek refuge near the Turkish border, which is an extremely smart move on their part,” wrote columnist Barcin Yinanc of the Hurriyet Daily News. He warned, however, that Ankara could pay a heavy price. “There is no guarantee that these Islamist and jihadist groups will not end up hitting back at Turkey in the future.” Analysts, however, point out the priority for Ankara remains its ongoing campaign against the YPG.The quote is from Dorian Jones' helpful report for Voice of America on April 3, Leaders of Turkey, Russia, Iran Gather in Ankara to Discuss Syria End Game