Turkey will probably react to all provocations, presumably with Russia`s agreement. A Russian delegation arrived in Ankara this week to discuss the details of the deal. Moscow, meanwhile, said Turkey was breaking the deal by supporting “illegal armed groups,” accusing Turkish forces of mingling with “terrorists” in Idlib. “The fact that we are in compliance with the agreements brings hope for the future. We are moving forward,” the official said on condition of anonymity. Erdoğan likely wanted to end Assad`s offensive in Idlib and keep the territory under his de facto control as part of a 2018 deal brokered by Russia. Russia wants to restore a balance in the region, which no doubt reflects the territorial gains of the Syrian army, without harming its relations with Turkey. .