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Turkey’s ‘bear trap’ option in Syria

Posted by seumasach on October 6, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

6th October, 2015

The two incidents involving Turkey and the Russian aircraft operating in northern Syria on successive days in the weekend throw into bold relief the single most crucial template of the Syrian conflict in the coming months. Turkey happens to be the only regional power that could actually create a ‘quagmire’ for Russia in Syria – similar to the role Pakistan performed in the eighties vis-à-vis the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.

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