I spoke for more than 10 minutes last night with Monocle 24. The conversation began with the current situation, including reports that CIA personnel are now in Turkey advising on arms shipments to the opposition, and an "endgame".
The easy answer to that last enquiry --- there won't be an endgame soon and probably for a long time --- led to a detailed examination of the insurgency and the difficulties and possibilities of international intervention.
To get to the item, open the Monocle Daily for 21 June and press Play. The discussion starts at the 2:21 mark.