DEBKAfile August 13, 2017, 1:00 PM (IDT)

Ankara decided Sunday to pull its support from the supreme Syrian opposition body, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition forces, maintaining that it become a symbolic entity. Turkish officials said that this action will ease negotiations with the Assad regime in Damascus on the Kurdish question.
DEBKAfile: Turkey has thus followed in the footsteps of the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia, both of which have abandoned the Syrian rebel movement. Some initial consequences of their action and impact on Syria’s borders are outlined in the DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis of Aug. 12.