The ceasefire in Syria is a joke. Turkish military units continue to mass along the border, and militants are pouring across the border to attack targets in northern Syria. The prime minister of Turkey is now openly admitting that his government is supporting the militants that are trying to overthrow the Syrian government, and the Turkish government has also made it abundantly clear that they have no plans to stop shelling the Kurds on the other side of the border. So despite the "ceasefire," the truth is that the threat of World War III breaking out in the Middle East is greater than ever.
At times it is difficult to see the dividing line between the Turkish military and the radical jihadis that are hopping back and forth across the border with the full support of the Turkish government. Over the weekend, militants from Turkey who crossed over into northern Syria were supported by artillery fire from the Turkish military as they attacked a key Kurdish town.