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Russia Military’s Actions in Syria Cause Rift With Turkey | The New York Times

ISTANBUL — Tensions between Russia andTurkey widened on Tuesday over the Russian bombings of Syrian rebels and multipleviolations of Turkish airspace, which have deeply undercut Turkey’s goals in the Syrian civil war.

“The Russian presence has changed the entire parameters in Syria, including a safe zone,” said Mensur Akgun, director of the Global Political Trends Center, a research organization in Turkey. “No one will dare confront Russia.”

The Russians pushed back on Tuesday against objections that their military actions in Syria are not targeting the Islamic State. Maria V. Zakharova, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman in Moscow, said news media organizations that report such objections are part of what she called an anti-Russian misinformation campaign.

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