Objectives and consequences of new Turkish military movements in Syria

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: One of the most important consequences of the prolongation of the Russian conflict in Ukraine and the erosion of this war in Europe is the impact on the extent and manner of Russia’s military presence in the Middle East and, most importantly, in Syria. Russia has to deploy a large part of its forces and military base in Syria to support its forces in Ukraine, and in this case, the vacuum of Russia’s presence in crisis-stricken Syria will allow new conflicts to arise between ambitious actors, including Turkey.
Ali Saadtazar-Director of Turkey Department, Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam