14
Dec
2016
media Ifri in the Media
Dorothée SCHMID, interviewed by Amanda Morrow on RFI

'Turkey Is Using Syria to Show its Strength - it's All About Image'

Turkey is looking to revive a fragile ceasefire in Aleppo, and the planned evacuation of civilians, which brokered with Russia. But why is Ankara, a staunch opponent of Damascus, interested in helping to create an outcome that would benefit President Assad? Amanda Morrow put the question to Dorothée Schmid, head of the Turkish studies programme at the French Institute of International Relations. 

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Keywords
Turkey War in Syria Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey Syria