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In Syria, Erdogan Brushes Up Against Limits of Pivoting to Putin

With mounting losses in Syria and no sign that Turkey’s Western allies are ready to supply important armed forces support, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is confronting the limitations of his strategy of operating with the Syrian government’s main backer, Russia.

Turkey explained Friday that it retaliated towards forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a working day immediately after at the very least 33 of its troopers have been killed by airstrikes in northwestern Syria.