Russian-Turkish axis in Syria faces meltdown

With suspicions running high that the nominal allies drew each other's blood on February 3, Ankara may well seek a modus vivendi with the US

A still image obtained from social media shows the wreckage from a Russian military plane shot down by rebel forces near Idlib, Syria, on February 3. Photo via Reuters

By M.K. Bhadrakunar,  

Asia Times

Two things differentiate the downing of a Russian Su-25 ground-attack jet in the western province of Idlib on February 3 from the drone attacks on the Russian air base at Hmeimim a month earlier.

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