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Shifting alliances in the Syrian crisis: Turkey cozies up to Russia

Turkey’s latest military incursion in northwestern Syria is one of its biggest moves yet in the six-year-old Syrian conflict.

It also highlights a diplomatic and military rapprochement with Moscow that’s been making NATO allies uneasy.

The operation carried out late on Thursday (October 12) is part of a joint plan agreed last month by Turkey, Russia and Iran to set up a de-escalation zone in Idlib province to help bring an end to Syria’s six-year old civil war.

Ankara has long supported rebel…
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