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Turkey's Black Sea warning may impact Syria more than Ukraine

Russian navy's submarine Rostov-on-Don sails with a naval ensign of the Russian Federation through the Bosporus on the way to the Black Sea past the city of Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 13, 2022.

Turkey will limit the passage of Russian warships through its straits linking the Mediterranean and Black Sea as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues into its sixth day, in a move that will likely have a larger impact on the Syrian front than the war in Ukraine.

The position became public after Turkey’s top diplomat divulged details yesterday, following Ankara's depiction of the situation as “an unlawful war” on Feb. 27. 

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