Turkey Moves Closer to Syrian Rebels
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  • thibaud

    Vacuum, (soon to be) occupied.

    It’s not the “dreams” of Turkish policymakers but the simple, hard reality that US overstretch/exhaustion + Syrian collapse + upheavals across the Arab world => the need for a new hegemonic power to rise up and restore balance.

    There are two candidates for that role: regional powers Iran and Turkey. No one wants the Iranians to fill the vacuum, so that means Turkish influence is certain to rise significantly – regardless of who’s in power in Ankara.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    For the moment the Turks provide a counterweight to the Iranians, but the moment that changes, the Arabs will spit in the Turk’s face.

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