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A post-mortem of Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring

Turkey had seven net gains and six net losses from its two-week Operation Peace Spring against the Syrian Kurdish groups.
Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters drive on top of a truck to cross into Syria, near the border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RC11C9239EE0

Turkey's gains from Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria are greater than its losses. 

The Turkish Defense Ministry announced after an Oct. 22 meeting between the Russian and Turkish presidents in Sochi that a new operation in northern Syria was not needed and that Turkey's two-week Operation Peace Spring had concluded. A post-mortem is now needed, as well as a discussion on what comes next militarily and diplomatically.

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