The New Power in the Middle East Syria's Fate Will Be Determined By Turkey

Europe and the United States are delaying action in the Syria conflict -- yielding the field to Turkey. Prime Minister Erdogan is presenting himself as a crisis manager, organizing aid for refugees and threatening to invoke NATO's mutual defense clause. By doing so, Ankara is cementing its status as a major regional power in the Middle East.
Syrian refugees in Turkey: Ankara is now defending European values.

Syrian refugees in Turkey: Ankara is now defending European values.

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