Speaking on Fox News, Carnegie’s Marc Pierini discussed recent developments in the Syrian crisis. He highlighted the asymmetry of the conflict, explaining that the present Syrian government is being advised and armed by Russia and Iran. The West must provide tools to the rebellion in order to balance the fight, he stated. Pierini also addressed Turkey’s fear of total and lasting chaos in Syria, as well as the creation of a regional Kurdish coalition. He said that Turkey’s main role in Syria will be that of providing reconstruction aid. Pierini concluded, “The country is destroyed…and of course the people are shattered, so you need a lot of efforts and there Turkey will have and can have and must have a greater role.”
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