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Syria sliding into total disorder

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The last few months of 2017 seemed to enhance the prospects of a coming peace in Syria. Turkey, Russia and Iran announced a three-way agreement to establish de-escalation zones in four different zones inside Syria, with calls for a national dialogue congress to be convened to discuss a peaceful settlement to the civil war.

“Mission nearly accomplished” was the main message Russian President Vladimir Putin conveyed to all relevant parties with reference to the fight against terrorism across the country. There is no place for military operations was the follow up message he gave in his meetings with Turkish and Iranian leaders at a summit in Sochi.

The three guarantor countries had agreed to launch the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, which took place in late January 2018 and yielded the foundation of a 50-member committee tasked to write the new Syrian constitution.

However, the first two months of 2018 have seen a rise of violence in the country, especially because of the Syrian regime’s unending military operations in........

© Hürriyet Daily News