Turkish President Erdogan is a vocal critic of Bashar al-Assad, but a reconciliation appears to be underway.
The Syrian opposition says it is “unthinkable” considering a future where Turkey, its biggest supporter, makes peace with the Syrian regime – its biggest enemy.
However, there is now the possibility of negotiations between Ankara and Damascus, brokered by Russia.
And the Syrian opposition is not silent.
Political and military groups, as well as thousands of civilians, have staged mass protests in areas they hold in northwestern Syria.
So what is behind this development?
And what does it mean for conflicts in Syria and the region?
Indicator: Hashem Ahelbarra
Yahya Al Aridi – member of the Syrian opposition.
Vehbi Baysan – Assistant professor of history at Ibn Haldun University.
Peter Polak-Springer is an Associate Professor at the European University of Viadrina.