“We wouldn’t even like to think about that scenario,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday, when he was asked if Moscow was worried about being sucked into a conflict with Turkish forces, because of its backing for the Syrian army. He said Moscow is in regular contact with Ankara, including on the military level. Syrian Kurdish leaders struck a deal with the Syrian government, brokered by Russia, which centered on Syrian army troops deploying along the border with Turkey. Russia backs the Syria army. DEBKAfile: Moscow has already cautioned Ankara to halt its advance into northern Syria.