Turkey faces potential Russian blowback on Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan finds himself in an unenviable position as tensions with Russia have escalated dramatically and Turkish and Syrian regime forces have come into direct conflict in Idlib. Erdogan's recent threats against the regime have raised the stakes. If he matches his words with actions, he may face Russia’s wrath. If he doesn’t, he will suffer Bahceli’s instead, writes Gönül Tol in a new piece for MEI.
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