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The Takeaway: Is Erdogan’s threat to Syrian Kurds linked to US election?

Turkish president also calculates risk of escalation in Idlib; a primer on the Idlib ceasefires; plus: four more quick takes on Syria and Iraq.
Turkish President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his party's group meeting at the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara, on October 28, 2020. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Erdogan warns of new attack on Syrian Kurds — just ahead of US election

Gloves off? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that he may be ready to send troops into northeastern Syria again against Kurdish groups that he considers linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which Turkey has designated as a terrorist group.

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