An ominous sign of the continued turning of Turkey away from the West and toward the Islamic world. “Syria, Turkey sign security agreement focused,” from IKJNews, April 14 (thanks to Joshua):
Syria and Turkey have approved a counter-insurgency accord. Officials said the CI agreement would enhance security cooperation between Ankara and Damascus. They said the accord would focus on the Kurdish Workers Party, which operates in Iraq, Syria and Turkey. “This will formalize procedures that have already been taking place between our two countries,” a Turkish official said.
Officials said the CI agreement would pave the way for the extradition of PKK members to either Syria and Turkey. They said several of the Kurdish insurgents captured by Turkey over the last year were identified as Syrian citizens or residents.
Another element of the accord was the establishment of a so-called hotline between the security establishments of Damascus and Ankara. They said one hotline has already been operating between the offices of the military chiefs of both countries….