An imminent military showdown in Idlib with disastrous human costs can be avoided only if Turkey strikes a deal between Russia, on one hand, and militants, on the other, and deploys its forces along the front lines to deter an escalation.
- What happened?
The de-escalation zone in north-western Syria is on the brink of collapse.
Boosted by Russian air support, Syrian regime troops are advancing toward the Idlib region.
- Why did it happen?
The area is controlled by the…