The goal of the planes is to “fight” Daesh.
Saudi warplanes are on the way to the Turkish Air Base of Incirlik, according to the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. He said that it’s still unclear how many planes would be deployed in the base but the idea is to have a stronger coalition against ISIS/Daesh.
If we have such a strategy, then Turkey and Saudi Arabia may launch a ground operation,” he added.
If Turkey and Saudia Arabia send ground troops to Syria that could only worsen the situation there. This was also stated by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Munich Security Conference.
For now, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the US share common interests in Syria but it’s still unclear what are the US going to decide on the Kurdish question. Turkey is the biggest opponent of a Kurdish state and have launched massive operations against them in Diyarbekir.
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