Turkey has stated an expanded and clear objective for its campaign in Syria of creating a security zone within the country, including Islamic State-controlled Raqqa.
- Ankara has stated it is committing to a longer operation in Syria and potentially a long-term presence.
- This statement mean Turkey has reached understandings with key stakeholders, and that the Syrian conflict will be seeing major shifts.
- While Turkey’s actions could help provide security in its region, the actions mean Turkey is taking on ever greater responsibility.
Turkey has announced a new, clear and broad objective for its military campaign in Syria. This is to create a security zone in a large section of northern Syria, including its border but also further into the country, including the Islamic State (IS) bastion of Raqqa. Up until now…
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16 February 2017
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