23 august 2019

Turkey faces losses in Syria east and west of the Euphrates River


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s reliance on Russia to secure Ankara’s demands in Syria has hit a stone wall in Idlib.Turkish-Russian ties may be entering a new phase marked by latent tensions after the air attack on a Turkish military convoy  Aug. 19 in the northwestern Syrian province.This would also end the honeymoon between two countries, which got an added boost with Turkey’s purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems.Turkey’s job with the United States is not any easier. Ankara is [...]