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Turkey Wonk

Oct 16, 2017

What the hell is going on in Idlib? Turkey has sent troops into a sliver of territory in northwestern Syria to monitor a tripartite deescalation zone, as part of the Astana process.

The terms of the agreement are murky, the reasons the actors agreed to this arrangement are also hard to understand. And to make things more complicated, an Al Qaeda linked group is right in the middle of everything.

To talk about these recent moves, Aaron speaks with Sam Heller, a fellow the Century Foundation.


Links of Note:

Sam Heller's tweet detailing Hayat Tahrir al-Sham's description of the Turkish intervention. 

Sam's encapsulation of the entire ordeal.