|Hafez el-Assad signed this accord|
HOWEVER the Adana Accord is available in French. Francais (France) Accord d'Adana
L'accord d'Adana (en turc : Adana Anlaşması ; en anglais : Adana Agreement) est un accord signé le 20 octobre 1998 à Adana entre la Syrie et la Turquie. Il engage les autorités syriennes à lutter contre le Parti des travailleurs du Kurdistan (PKK) sur leur territoire. Il s'agit de l'un des textes précurseurs de la normalisation des relations entre les deux pays.Iran signed on to this later.
Now I understand the complete ignorance of the English speaking audience!
hattip to my hubby
I've got my big Adana stick out and am beatin' you all over the head with it yet again! ;)
Hating to sound like a broken record, but, sometimes it's gotta be done.
In order to catapult the truth and cut through the propaganda
The fact that Russia, Turkey and Iran talk up Adana is highly suggestive to me there is no agreement between Damascus and the SDF/PKK/YPG. There can’t be any such agreement.
Unless Damascus is blatantly ignoring the agreement it signed with it’s neighbours, Turkey and Iran, decades ago and is desirous of yet more trouble. That seems highly unlikely.
In fact it's a downright absurd contention. Yet it is one that others insist on making.
All spin aside this claim of an agreement between Damascus and SDF only serves the propaganda machine of Usrael. Anyone who spouts this is in my opinion promoting Usrael perception management. That’s my assessment of this situation.
There is still seen no verifiable proof of such an agreement. Other then the original claim that came out of/originated with, the SDF/YPG/PKK camp. Damascus has not made any statement on the so called SDF/Damascus agreement. Neither Russia or Iran are verifying an agreement between Damascus & theSDF/YPG/PKK was made.
Eventually some of the Kurds will come on board, but, it’s highly doubtful there will be autonomy. Autonomy, like absorbing the SDF into the SAA will be the end of Syria.
The end of Syria in a different manner, certainly, but no less the end.
I'd hate to see Syria meet the same fate as Iraq.
However it seems certain Usrael would like Syria to end up like Iraq. As was planned in the remake the region agenda.
Quoting Lavrov from previous report (re-linked below)
"We will be pressing for the beginning of a dialogue between Turkey and Syria. There are reasons to believe that this will meet the interests of both countries. Also, we will be promoting contacts between Damascus and Kurdish organizations that renounce extremism and terrorist methods of activity," Lavrov said.
Here is Lavrov talking Adana yet again.
Russia said on Wednesday that Syrian and Turkish military forces should work out how to cooperate in northern Syria based on the Adana accord, a 1998 security pact, the RIA news agency reported.Lavrov and Putin both discussed this agreement at the beginning of this year
Moscow would be prepared to help with that cooperation, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in the southern Russian city of Sochi.
In 1998, Syria and Turkey signed an agreement in Turkey’s southern city of Adana aimed at easing Ankara’s concerns regarding the PKK terrorist group.
Terrorist training camps were closed in Syria, and terrorist elements were refused service by Syrian banks.
Turkey and Syria also worked in tandem to clear mines from the border areas, allowing it to be used for agricultural purposes.
"The Adana agreement of 1998 was concluded between Turkey and Syria, its essence is to eliminate Turkey's concerns about its security," said Lavrov.Iran Leadership Talking Adana
The Syrian regime "entered into this agreement, assuming certain obligations, and we proceed from the assumption that this agreement remains in force. As I understand, so do the state parties to the agreement," he added.
The Adana Agreement between Turkey and Syria—still valid—can be the better path to achieve security. #Iran can help bring together the Syrian Kurds, the Syrian Govt, and Turkey so that the Syrian Army together with Turkey can guard the border.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) October 12, 2019
From my interview with @trtworld: pic.twitter.com/q05OFnlpaN
This is, in my opinion, the best resolution. It's the resolution I've both hoped for and wrote about at this blog. For years now.
Going back to 2016: When the cooperation between Turkey and Russia was reported on enabling Syria to take back Aleppo- that was a cooperative effort.
Previously discussed has been this idea of the Adana Agreement being in play, present time, in Syria. I've read claims that allege Turkey is sending slews of fighters to block SAA in the Hama/Idlib area. That seems not likely for a number of reasons already mentioned.
If we also consider the possibility that Turkey is 'poised to expand' eastward, which would be Adana in action, then it's not likely Turkey is behind any mass movement of fighters towards the region that SAA is retaking.
Hattip over to Scott @ Nomadiceveryman
Let's all face the fact- The real fact of the matter- Turkey is helping to do what Damascus and Russia could not do together. The situation changed years ago. And this is the result of that change. Three nations partnered up, assisted by Iran, enforcing ADANA and we may just be looking at some type of resolution. Let's hope Usrael gives up on it's expansionist goal.
The answer is: Turkey.