Here's What's Behind Erdoğan's New Airstrikes -- And Why They Could Backfire
Posted: 07/28/2015 7:24 pm EDT Updated: 4 hours ago
Turkish policies towards the Middle East have been in wild oscillation over the past many weeks, even months. Ankara has now finally and begrudgingly initiated military action against ISIS in cooperation with the U.S. But it has also initiated air attacks against its former Kurdish negotiating partners. Just what is going on? There may not be any coherent strategy, but the following seem to me to represent the key issues driving policy.
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