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Turkey’s Military Operation into Northeast Syria: Status and Domestic Drivers

October 11, 2019

Episode Notes:

Turkey's military offensive into northeast Syria rolls on today. What's the status of the offensive and what's Erdogan's end goal?

Gönül Tol is the founding director of the Center for Turkish Studies at The Middle East Institute, joins the WarCast to discuss the situation and the domestic factors driving Turkey's ambitions

[ 0:07 ] Introduction
[ 0:42 ] Timeline of the last several days
[ 1:42 ] More than geopolitics and Erdogan's "endgame"
[ 6:39 ] Popularity of the operation in Turkey and the impact of sanctions
[ 9:00 ] Expectations of Turkey to manage the Islamic State

Follow Gönül on Twitter: @gonultol

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