Russia drags Turkish farmers into Syria front line
"In this case, it seems to me, that it is an easy reminder to Turkey that it is no longer in an imperial position [towards its neighbors]. And that someone else [Russia] is an ally of Syria. I suppose that it will be possible to predict the next political steps, if Turkey does not reconsider its plans for Syria. And this is just a reminder for Turkey, so far as it depends on Russia. There are many levers of pressure. This is one."
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