Fear, loathing and an Ottoman shrine in the cold war between Isis and Turkey
Soner Cagaptay 27 October 2014 16:04
Turkey and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis) are engaged in a cold war. Although they despise each other, they will avoid direct engagement, for fear of the massive damage that could result. A little known Turkish exclave that lies inside Syria, known as the Tomb of Suleyman Shah and currently under siege by Isis, is a case in point.
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