Among the mysteries of modern Middle Eastern policy is the behavior of President Assad of Syria. His nation had close ties with Turkey as well as with Iran. However, due to the non-stop murder of its own people, even its allies are sick and tired of the Assad policy. President Ahmadinejad warned Syria to work for peace which is an amazing statement coming from a leader who continually murders his own people.
Prime Minister Recep Erdogan of Turkey was even more blunt to his former friend. “I have halted talks with the Syrian government. I did not wish to come to this point, but the regime there pushed us to make such a decision. We do not have any confidence in the current government.”
At this point, President Assad does not have a single friend in the Middle East, let aone in the world. So, exactly what is his policy?