Will Turkey launch a new military offensive in Syria?

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Recent events in northern Syria have many expecting a renewed Turkish offensive and surge in violence as Turkey bolsters its military capabilities along frontlines with its Kurdish rivals. If such an escalation occurs, it could have a profound impact on the makeup of Syria’s fractured northern governorates and substantial implications for a post-war Syria. That said, given Turkey’s awkward position between the United States and Russia and limited capabilities in influencing both states’ stances on Syria, the scale of any offensive remains questionable – and potentially negligible – if it does …

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