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Turkey seems to be squeezed between NATO and Islamists and becomes “unpredictable”


For Ted Galen Carpenter, of Cato Institure Ankara’s duplicitous policy regarding ISIS that should be the final straw for the rest of the NATO alliance.  Turkey, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, were major supporters of the Sunni groups that eventually coalesced to form ISIS.Even when it became apparent that ISIS had become a Frankenstein monster with its own agenda, Ankara has been less than committed to combating the organization.  Indeed, Turkish military actions seem more focused on weakening Kurdish forces in both Syria and Iraq than going after ISIS.

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