The Tragedy of Modern Turkey
In its obsession over the Kurdish movement, Ankara has enabled the rise of Islamic State.
By Asli Aydintasbas
July 4, 2016 3:20 p.m. ET
Last week, I was on an inbound flight to Istanbul when terrorists at Ataturk Airport blew themselves up, killing 44. My plane was diverted, and upon landing in Ankara I called a friend and we had a drink. It wasn’t that I wasn’t saddened by the attack, but like most people in Turkey I’ve grown dangerously accustomed to living with violence and death.
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