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Turkey and Iran Push and Pull Over Syria

Feb 12, 2018 | 20:16 GMT
A map of Syria

The proxy conflict between Turkey and Iran in Syria is unlikely to escalate to an entirely adversarial relationship.

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Attention is focused on Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in Afrin in northwestern Syria, but an equally important Turkish military effort is underway in neighboring Idlib province. Taking advantage of Russia's increasing willingness to freeze the Syrian conflict between the rebels and the Syrian government, and determined to prevent further gains...

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