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Turkey Firmly Entrenched in Syria - Until Putin Decides Otherwise

Turkey continues to operate in Syria, seeking to curb Kurdish independence aspirations. Tensions with the U.S. and Russian desires to ensure calm for Assad, however, may force Erdogan to act differently

Zvi Bar'el
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Fighters from the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, hold a celebration in Paradise Square in Raqqa, Syria, October 19, 2017.
Fighters from the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, hold a celebration in Paradise Square in Raqqa, Syria, October 19, 2017.Credit: Gabriel Chaim/AP

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