In Syria, Erdogan Brushes Up Against Limits of Pivoting to Putin

With mounting losses in Syria and no indication that Turkey’s Western allies are inclined to present sizeable army assist, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is confronting the limits of his approach of doing the job with the Syrian government’s primary backer, Russia.

Turkey claimed Friday that it retaliated in opposition to forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a working day following at minimum 33 of its troopers had been killed by airstrikes in northwestern Syria.

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