Round 3, July 2017.                                                                                                     العربية

 

Turkey

Amount of influence in the life of Syria

       Lowest rating: 1 of 5

       Highest rating: 5 of 5

       Average rating ( 11 assessments): 3.9 of 5

Commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria

      Core : 0%

      Champion: 46%

      Conditional: 54%

      Neutral: 0%

      Opposed: 0%

 


Importance of Turkey in the life of Syria

Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

       "They border Syria. Very invested, militarily they could do more. They have one of the strongest militaries in the world. Erdogan doesn't like Assad, but doesn't want Syria to break up and release the Kurds.” (239312)

       "They have major troops on the ground. They house the Opposition and 3.5 million refugees. It controls the pipeline of refugees to Europe. They are both proxy and direct fighters. It will remain influential because of the Kurdish issue.” (236592)

       "Neighbor state with a large border. It has interests that overlap with the Kurdish question. They are very critical of the PYD. They have supported some of the armed groups, even the Islamic ideology.” (231642)

       "They are in Syria with Operation Euphrates Shield. They have taken in millions of refugees. Turkey's relations with different Kurdish groups impacts Syria.” (233121)

       "Being a strong neighbor they have an interest. They are interested in the demographics because of the Kurds. They have an interest in Islam in the region. They deal with refugees well.” (235781)

      "Support Opposition.” (236371)

      "They did a great thing by taking in so many refugees. Still, they are influenced by the United States. They are now more concerned with the PKK and PYD.” (230713)

      "The Syrian people feel that Erdogan will be a good leader.” (231211)

      "They support the opposition and have the largest number of refugees. They are a party to the negotiations.” (238631)

      "Turkey is the country that has done the most for Syria and its refugees. [About the Round 1 comment on the Escandaron—] It actually took place after WWI. The people of Escandaron opted to be part of Turkey by a referendum.” (234281)