"There is no detailed framework for resolving the Syrian crisis. For this reason maintaining the truce is impossible," he added.
Sait Yılmaz also mentioned that Syria's peaceful life was shattered by "efforts of several players, including the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey." They, according to the expert, are the ones who sparked the deadly conflict in a once stable nation and who could undermine the nascent peace process.
Sait Yılmaz chastised Washington for its "Assad must go" stance, saying that the US leadership "should support this strong leader in order to find ways to resolve the crisis." At the same time, the analyst noted that this is not what Washington seems to be aiming at.
"Syria has never been a priority for the United States. The American strategy has been focused on Iraq, which is on the verge of collapse. … Ultimately, Washington wants to create a Kurdish energy corridor, control the regional balance of power and strengthen its own standing" in the Middle East, he observed.