A potential defence deal between Turkey and Russia could enhance their military cooperation but would not mend ties.
Can Kasapoglu is a defense analyst at the Istanbul-based think-tank the Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM).
Ankara should focus on both its diplomatic capabilities and its firm control over the local friendly groups in Syria.
The trajectory of the recent clashes hints at what the next war between Azerbaijan and Armenia would look like.
For Ankara, nothing is worse than a Kurdish corridor along Turkey’s frontier with Syria.