A Big Deal For Ankara
Will Turkey-US cooperation against IS bring more stability to the region or less?
Written by Kemal Kirisci | Published:July 29, 2015 12:00 am
Turkey’s decision to cooperate with the US against the Islamic State (IS) has come as a surprise. The Turkish government’s position was that Bashar al-Assad and his regime were the primary threat and also the cause behind the IS’s rise in Syria. Efforts had to be focused on getting rid of Assad. This had led to considerable friction between the two Nato allies, especially over growing allegations, vehemently denied by Ankara, about the flow of foreign fighters, if not also military equipment, to the IS via Turkey. What has provoked Turkey’s “game-changer” decision?
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