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Turkey's push into Syria: Even limited objectives carry risk

Turkey's 'hard-powered' move onto Syria's complex battlefield – to push back ISIS and curtail Kurdish ambitions – could ensnare its forces and create growing risk of a backlash.

Ismail Coskun/AP

When Turkey’s military campaign launched in dramatic fashion a week ago, with tanks and allied Syrian rebels seizing a key border town from Islamic State (IS) within hours, the question was how much Turkey might change the balance of power in Syria’s war.

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