Turkey downs two Syrian jets in launching Operation Spring Shield while also sending refugees to the Greek border.
As relations with Turkey stall, Moscow seeks ways to engage with the Saudis and Emiratis to have them back in the Syrian game.
Gambling on Russia to secure results in Syria turns out to be Ankara’s biggest miscalculation
The Jerusalem Post
February 12, 2020
By Irina Tsukerman, February 14, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey's latest moves in Libya and the eastern Mediterranean should be viewed in the context of the recent Kuala Lumpur Summit, which announced the emergence of a new ideological bloc to counter Saudi Arabia consisting of Iran, Turkey, Qatar, and Malaysia. Turkey's new geopolitical strategy is as much ideological as it is "defensive."
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