Have the Turks deployed many M48s to Syria?
One would think Turkey has enough M60s to go around for this limited op, so why use an older tank with less protection if its not necessary?
Or maybe its just that the armoured units based close to the Syrian border are genericaly equipped with M48s, and they feelt it wasnt worth the logistic hustle to move in other units..
My assumption is that either the Turks do not want to risk their most expensive tanks, or that they didn't think Daesh would be able to put up such a tough fight. They were obviously wrong on the second part...