Turkey’s policy on Syria since the start of the uprising in March 2011 has continually evolved due to the realization of the gap between its ambitions and capabilities, as well as changes on the ground due to the actions of other state and non-state actors.
In this photo taken on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, Syrian army personnel fire a cannon in Latakia province, about 12 from the border with Turkey in Syria. (AP)
Turkish soldiers stand as smoke billows from the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, or Kobani, following the attacks by IS militants as seen from the Turkish side of the border in Suruc, Turkey, Thursday, June 25, 2015. AP
Kurdish members of the Self-Defense Forces stand near the Syrian-Turkish border in the Syrian city of al-Derbasiyah during a protest against the operations launched in Turkey by government security forces against the Kurds, February 9, 2016. REUTERS