Turkish Army to train the Syrian Army

Syria and Turkey have agreed on training of the Syrian army by the Turkish military.
Anonymous
sources contacted the Anatolia news agency and revealed the information
that Turkey’s Deputy Chief of General Staff Astan Guner had visited
Damascus in December and debated on the training of Syrian army.
During
this visit, Guner participated in a Turkey-Syria High-Level Military
Meeting, where the rising question about the training of their armies
was discussed. In this context, they also discussed the idea of
co-operation between their armies and the training of Syrian soldiers by
Turkish soldiers.
A lot of people are on the opinion that the
Syrian army may assume a western style if trained by the Turkish
soldiers. As you know the Syrian army was an inevitable ally of the
former Soviet Union.
The Turkish and Syrian armies were at the
brink of war during the 1998 as Syria sheltered the terrorist
organization PKK. Thankfully, the conflict was dealt with and both
countries launched a joint operation against the PKK. The Adana
Agreement was signed the same year and it significantly strengthened the
bonds between the Turkish and Syrian armies.