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Turkish Leader Threatens Action in Libya, Syria

News Summed Up 2020-01-14 05:30:00

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening action in both Libya and Syria as rhetoric ramps up in the face of looming regional setbacks and growing frustrations with Moscow. Turkish military forces are deployed in Idlib as part of a previous agreement struck with Moscow to enforce a de-escalation zone. "How can Turkey attack any force in Syria as the sky is closed to the Turkish air force? On Monday, Syrian and Turkish intelligence met in Moscow, but local reports claim the meeting made little progress with Syrian officials demanding the full withdrawal of Turkish forces from Syria. Ankara faces a potential deteriorating situation in both Syria and Libya, while Erdogan continues to double down with warnings and threats, something analysts warn carries risks.