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Turkey plans Syria 'safe zone' as shelling of Kurdish area resumes
Intense fighting has resumed on third day of operation to create ‘safe zone’ across the border
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  • The problem for the west is that, as an endgame possibly approaches in Syria, it cannot afford to lose Turkish diplomatic support since Ankara has been the vital countervailing force to a Russian-imposed peace.
  • Turkey has long regarded the growing power of the YPG in northern Syria as a national security threat.
  • The outlines of a deal are discernible – in which Turkey backs a Russian peace process and Moscow tacitly accedes to a Turkish drive to weaken the Syrian Kurds on its borders.
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Turkey plans Syria 'safe zone' as shelling of Kurdish area resumes

Intense fighting has resumed on third day of operation to create ‘safe zone’ across the border

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Published: 22. 1. 2018 16:54:04

Source: theguardian.com

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Turkey's preoccupation with Syrian Kurds could spell disaster for US

The west cannot afford to lose Ankara’s role as a countervailing force to a Russian-imposed peace

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Published: 23. 1. 2018 06:00:00

Source: theguardian.com

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