Russia has begun exchanging intelligence data with the Turkish Army in order to ensure the success of Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria.
According to Izvestia, the agreement was reached during last week’s talks between the Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Experts believe that cooperating with Ankara on Syria may become more beneficial for Russia than cooperation with the US.
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Defense and Security at the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Franz Klintsevich, said Turkey quietly joined the pool on intelligence sharing created by Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
“We pass on to the Turkish side radio intercept, radar data and imagery intelligence data that may be of interest to them,” the senator said.
“In response, they also share data. The Turks have very efficient special services and a very good network of agents in Syria.”