I think President Assad is wary of Turkey's increasing influence in the region for the following reasons: 1. It comes at the expense of Iran, Syria, and Hizbollah, which had until now, hijacked the Palestinian "cause" and taken the most vocal and extreme positions which appealed to the Arab street; 2. Turkey, a country of Sunnis, is a more natural ally to the other Arab Sunni countries in the region; 3. Turkey can offer to play an intermediary between the West and the Arabs thus depriving Syria of one of its own cards; 4. Syria has several unresolved problems with Turkey relating to their border, Kurds, etc. I don't believe that Assad is sincere about not wanting to lose Turkey as a possible mediator with Israel. There is no shortage of countries that would fill this gap in a minute, should Assad wish to engage with Israel. This includes Sweden, Norway, and othes...
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