Dangerous Games: Ankara, Riyadh ‘Lack Clear Strategy’ on Syria

Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Paul Martin


Turkey and Saudi Arabia apparently lack a clear strategy on how to act regarding the Syrian conflict.

Both Ankara and Riyadh appear confused by making contradictory statements on the Syrian issue, said Georges Masse, head of the International Affairs department at the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut.

“They talk about a ceasefire and at the same time threaten to invade. Something’s not right,” he told RIA Novosti. “They lack a clear strategy, they are utterly confused. If they attempt to enact a military scenario, that would mean the end of the world for them. They have to be mad to try and do this.”

Masse also pointed out that both Turkey and Saudi Arabia are facing a host of internal problems.

If Ankara were to invade Syria it will inevitably clash with the Syrian Kurds, which may lead to a Kurdish uprising in Turkey. At the same time, Riyadh is already engaged in a protracted and costly conflict in Yemen, so opening a ‘second front’ in Syria would hardly be a prudent move.

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