All Eyes on Ankara: Can Turkey Lead in Syria?
The Turkey of today has far more tools at its disposal than ever before to advance its agenda as a leading regional power. Having sought the role of regional mediator over the last decade, Turkey's litmus test of leadership comes in Syria, beginning with how Ankara deals with a Bashar al Assad regime that still enjoys support from Beijing, Moscow, and, most critically, Tehran. Having just hosted and wrapped up the "Friends of Syria" group's second conference in Istanbul with a list of recommendations and declarations, but with few concrete decisions, all eyes are now on Turkey.
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