The noticeable race over Damascus between leaderships such as the Sudanese and Turkish harmonizes with political developments on the ground. It’s a mere confession to the fait accompli. Turkey’s silent rapprochement with the Syrian regime happened more than a year ago within a new policy in cooperation with Iran and via abandoning the Syrian opposition.
The truth is that those who actually destroyed the Syrian opposition were not the Syrian regime’s forces or Iran’s militias or Russia’s air force, but Ankara’s government. Its rapprochement with Iran and Russia and withdrawal from the previous Syrian scene led to the collapse of the political and armed opposition considering that Turkey was the major party that had embraced the armed opposition since the eruption of the revolution in 2011.
Why do the Americans rely on Syria’s Kurds and Arab tribes to confront the Assad regime although this angers Erdogan’s government? It’s because Washington does not have other options and it thinks Ankara is responsible for the defeatAbdulrahman al-Rashed
The Turkish withdrawal from supporting the opposition’s project, i.e. the national one in order to distinguish it from armed jihadists, led to pretty much the elimination of the ground structure. All that’s left is few factions that the Turks hired to fight Kurdish organizations. It also estranged a number of Syrian political opposition leaders and kept them outside Turkey after they had been living in Istanbul.