​​​​​​​After Turkish elections... How will Turkey deal with Syrian file?

Attention is drawn to how Turkey deals with the Syrian file following Erdogan's win, especially in light of the announcement of an upcoming quadruple meeting (Russian-Turkish-Iranian-Syrian). How will Turkey will deal  with the Syrian file? What is required of the Damascus government?

The file of rapprochement between the Damascus government and the Turkish occupation prevails in a state of ambiguity, despite the Russian efforts to achieve rapid progress in this file.

During the previous rounds of the officials of the two countries, the Damascus government showed that it insisted on the withdrawal of the Turkish occupation from the Syrian lands.

On the other hand, the Turkish occupation officials have stated more than once that withdrawal from the Syrian territories at the present time is out of the question for them.

The Turkish preoccupation with the presidential and parliamentary elections led to the marginalization of the importance of the file of rapprochement with Damascus. However, after Erdogan was re-elected as president of Turkey, everyone began to ask questions about the possibility of Erdogan completing his efforts to calm and reconcile with Damascus, or using this rapprochement as a pressure card in the electoral competition?

The Syrian analyst and human rights activist, Hussein Naso, spoke about this, saying: “I believe that the Turkish-Syrian negotiation file or dialogue will be punctuated by great difficulties now, more than it was before, the Turkish position will be more strict than it was before the elections, since the file Negotiating with Syria was one of the electoral cards, along with the refugee return file, which was used and manipulated by the Justice and Development Party to appease the Turkish street.

Naso explained: "The negotiation was a Turkish need more than it was a Syrian need, but now, after Erdogan's victory, who feels the euphoria of victory, I think that the Turkish conditions will be more difficult than impossible for the Syrian regime to meet, and therefore the negotiations will stall."

In a related context, informed sources in Moscow revealed to Al-Watan newspaper, which is close to the Damascus government, that the meeting of the "Quartet" will take place this month, indicating that the meeting will take place at the level of deputy foreign ministers (Syria, Russia, Iran and Turkey). The sources pointed out that the meeting will take place on the sidelines of the "Astana" track meeting scheduled to be held on the twentieth and twenty-first of this June.

The sources pointed out that the deputy foreign minister in the Damascus government, Ayman Soussan, will attend this meeting, which comes based on the outputs of the last quadruple ministerial meeting in its ministerial format.

In turn, the "Al-Mayadeen" channel, which is close to Iran, quoted the director of the Syrian file in the Turkish occupation Foreign Ministry, Korhan Qaraqosh, as saying: "The dialogue with Damascus is part of the four-way meeting hosted by Moscow," noting that "it will be decisive in reaching a settlement in Syria."

On this, Naso indicated: "The quartet meetings between Turkey and Syria, under Russian and Iranian sponsorship will continue at various levels, but I am convinced that they will not reach the level of a summit meeting between Assad and Erdogan in the short term, and these meetings will be limited to discussing security matters and arrangements and how to fight the administration." and its abortion, without delving into political and sovereign issues.

Turkey will not give up its greed, so what is required of Damascus?

In light of the danger of rapprochement with the Turkish state, which occupies many Syrian regions and has long-standing ambitions in the Syrian lands, there is an opportunity for the Damascus government to strengthen its position against Turkish interventions, through rapprochement with the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, in addition to real rapprochement with Arab countries and response to political initiatives.

In this context, the Autonomous Administration announced an initiative to solve the Syrian crisis through intra-Syrian dialogue, but the Damascus government prefers negotiation and rapprochement with those occupying Syrian lands over negotiation and understanding with the Syrians.

Hussein Naso, warned against Turkish politics, saying: "Erdogan will not give up its expansionist demands and ambitions, and perhaps it will increase the pace of that after the elections. He added, "Without the agreement with the Kurds, the Syrian negotiating position towards Turkey will remain weak due to the American presence in NE Syria and its setting as red lines in front of any Syrian progress and its allies behind it."

Naso sent a message to the Damascus government, saying: "Therefore, Syria must expedite openness to the Arab countries, meet some of their demands, and find a formula of understanding with the Kurds if they really wish to restore their lands of Turkish-backed terrorism." .



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