Erdogan now sees a chance for a Sunni Syria that would be an active partner against the Kurds. Russia is trying to hedge its bets as it now realizes that Assad may fall. Remember Russia lost out on Libya. Both counties are furthering their own national interests. Business as usual. Clausewitz is not outdated. Not an ideology in sight. The only joker with an honest bleeding heart ideology is Obama. Which is probably the reason why US foreign policy is such a mess.
Australian police arrest 5 over shooting 'linked to terrorism' (Reuters)
from the article: Erdogan warns Assad: Syria government is on a 'knife-edge'