The invasion of Syria is part of Turkey’s drive toward a radical new identity
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PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Cinar Kiper is a Turkish journalist based in Vancouver.
A little more than three years ago, a small faction within the Turkish military attempted to overthrow the government. The coup would fizzle out by morning, after claiming more than 200 lives, but that wasn’t certain in the middle of the night when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared it “a gift from God.”
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