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Something Shall Be Done: Why Turkey Is Set On Regime Change In Syria

Analysis: Don’t be fooled by the fact that Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan didn’t launch a military response to the downing of a Turkish jet. He has made it clear in other ways that Bashar Al-Assad's days are numbered.

A portrait of Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan behind a Syrian girl in a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border (FreedomHouse2)
A portrait of Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan behind a Syrian girl in a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border (FreedomHouse2)
Sedat Ergin

ISTANBUL - In last week's Parliamentary address, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan set out the framework for how to respond to the most recent Syrian crisis of the downed Turkish fighter jet.

Despite using strong language, Erdogan did not signal any immediate military retaliation. Instead, the short-term priority rests on the diplomatic front. Indeed, the most striking part of the address were his middle and long term view on Syria, which we can call Erdogan's "nip it in the bud " approach.

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