In Syria, Erdogan Brushes Up Against Limits of Pivoting to Putin

With mounting losses in Syria and no indicator that Turkey’s Western allies are keen to supply substantial military services help, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is confronting the limitations of his technique of doing work with the Syrian government’s main backer, Russia.

Turkey said Friday that it retaliated versus forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a working day after at the very least 33 of its soldiers were killed by airstrikes in northwestern Syria.