by Global Risk Insights
Over the past several weeks, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have repeatedly discussed intervening in the Syrian conflict. Is this sort of intervention likely?
In recent days, the possibility of Saudi Arabia and Turkey intervening in Syria has been increasingly discussed. Both countries have issued some contradictory statements regarding their intentions: claiming to be considering intervening either independently, in concert with each other or as a broader coalition of powers, and at the same time denying any immediate plans of intervention.
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These statements have only been further obfuscated by recent actions, such as the Turkish shelling of Kurdish-held territory in Northern Syria and Saudi Arabia’s recent “Northern Thunder” war exercises.