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Türkiye’s Syria Policy after Erdoğan’s Win

Since the Syrian uprising began in 2011, Ankara has been drawn ever deeper into the crisis.

Its approach will likely hold steady for now.

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But the choices it makes next matter for the fate of millions of Syrians.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s re-election has allayed fears among many Syrians that Ankara’s policy toward Damascus might dramatically change at their expense.

With the Turkish leader firmly in the saddle for another five years, Ankara is intent on keeping its troops in parts of Syria’s north.

It also seems likely that the over three million Syrian refugees in Türkiye will mostly be staying there, at least for the time being.

Ankara has been…

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