It was surprising since the beginnings that Russia, Iran and Turkey were allied, and since there are those who considered that this tripartite alliance was “strategic”, and that it would reflect positively on the Syrian crisis, which was at the beginning of its explosion, and some described it in the early beginnings, as it constitutes one of the greatest achievements of Russian President Vladimir Putin, considering that Russia was and still is a major continental country, and that its allies are two regional countries in the entire Middle East.
Mediterranean and even towards the African continent, whereas Iran has no power but its sectarian expansion in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon … and also Yemen, while Turkey, an active member of NATO, has no effective power in the era of Recep Tayyip Erdogan except by relying on the “Brotherhood” alliance and the collapse of Syria and the weakness of the countries that share with it the eastern Mediterranean region.
The motive of the alliance or the understanding of the three countries, with the beginnings of these successive explosions in the Middle East and the beginnings of the collapse of Syria, is to avoid any conflict and confrontation between them, and it is also to confront the expansion of the United States in this “strategic” region, especially after it toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime and had major “bases” in Iraq. In eastern Syria, but what some did not consider was that the tripartite alliance was and still is “fragile” and that each country in it thrusts its dagger tip to the side of the other, and this is now clear and certain.
The evidence is the recent military confrontation between the Russians and the Iranians in the Syrian region of Daraa, which borders Jordan from the south, and close to the Iraqi borders. Russia now considers that the Iranian expansion in this region and its effective control over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the “Houthi” Yemen “conflicts” with its strategic interests in this region. It is known here that the Russians, since the era of the Soviet Union, considered that the “Syrian Arab Republic”, even before the rule of the Baath Party, had a vital military, political and security sphere, and that it constituted a gateway (for the Russians) to the Mediterranean, and thus this tripartite alliance has entered the stage of collapse.