As Erdogan inches closer to bringing a fundamental transformation to
Turkey’s political system, his foreign policy is also starting to show
signs of a big reversal. It seems that
Turkey’s “NATO memory” is back and is forcing it to look towards its
‘original home’, the West. A series of incidents occurring inside and
outside Syria have clearly shown that Turkey is not on the same page
with Russia and Iran with regard to the resolution of conflict in Syria.
It has revived it “safe zone” strategy, has already started to oppose
Iran in the Russian led Astana process and Turkey-backed militias have
picked up a fight with the Syrian army, marking a second clash of this
nature in last one month only.