Ever since the Syrian war started the Turks have been main players by allowing the terrorists access to all their boarders They also appointed training grounds to them, armed them from a simple gun to tanks and of course they did not do it for free but with Billions of dollars from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Last week the Turks surprised the world when they:
1 – Apologised to Russia for downing the Russian fighter
2 – The Turkish secretary of state visited his counterpart in Tehran
3 – Finalized a treaty of co-operation with Israel
4 – Considered Jabhat Al-Nussra (Syrian Al-Qaida) as a terrorist movement.
Add to that, this piece of news that came at the same time as the above Turkish move
Since March till mid June the Turks allowed 15,000 terrorists through their boarders and armed them with 200 tanks in an effort to retake Aleppo in the North thus securing the whole North of Syria and cutting the way on any Kurdish and even ISIS ambitions at a time when the Russian air force raids declined dramatically, in what seems to be a deal offered by the Americans and accepted by the Russians to balance the map which looks like this at the moment
The Turkish idea was by securing Idlib (green) and Aleppo (purple) by Al-Qaida their allies, they would control half of the Northern region squeezing ISIS in Ar Raqah (pink) and crushing them from the North by Turkish forces and the West by AlQaida, (this is why ISIS started targeting Turkish cities and finally Istanbul international airport), also they can do nothing to the Kurds in Al-Hasakah (yellow) because they are U.S allies yet they can negotiate with them with US help.
The whole plan failed due to the resistance of the Syrian army and Hezbollah whom gave hundreds of deaths yet they knew that if they would lose the North, that means even more terrorists would arrive and Turkey will have its dream of having the whole North region controlled by them which eventually means a very strong position on the negotiation table to allow their terms go through and if that did not work then they will separate from the rest of Syria and declare a new country owned by Turkey and putting immense pressure on the Kurds the U.S allies.
Now with that opportunity gone for good, Turkey recalculated its position first towards the Russians whom choked the Turkish economy after the fighter incident by closing their boarders, so now they have to come to terms with the Russians about AlQaida considering them terrorists after supporting them for years and even offering the Russians a military co-operation in fighting ISIS, all of which cannot be achieved before apologizing to Russia.
Second the co-operation with Israel and Iran because they know now that the political solution is inevitable and it will affect the whole region in one peace package deal and they want to be (as advised by the Americans) on Israel side to be more effective in the Middle East polices and decision making rather than being isolated due to the failure of achieving anything in Syria and at the same time they want to keep the relations with Iran for natural gas even if that means having a rocky relations with Saudi Arabia in the near future
Third they followed the American approach of leaving the Assad as the President, stop the air raids on the so-called moderate resistance and finally follow the Russian and American military co-operation instead of competition which was a Russian demand for some time now.
The Turks even replaced their Prime Minister Daoud Oglo and blamed him for the policies towards Syria with a more moderate prime minister that is leading the way for a new chapter in the Syrian conflict.
Is that the end of it? It is all up to the U.S.A, whom has to deal with the failed allies and the coming presidential elections. The Obama administration does not want its term to end without a solution to the conflict, they have waited in order to keep the balance of power in Syria which means no real winners or real losers, and have given their allies all the time, something that they do not have now.