Skip to comments.Turkey’s high-risk power play
Posted on 06/25/2014 3:18:54 AM PDT by markomalley
For most Westerners, Turkey is a hard nut to crack.
How can you understand a state sponsor of terrorism that is also a member of NATO?
How can you explain Turkeys facilitation of Kurdish independence in Iraq in light of Turkeys hundred-year opposition to Kurdish independence?
What is Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyep Erdogan trying to accomplish here?
Is he nuts?
On the terrorism support front, today Turkey vies with Iran for the title of leading state sponsor of terrorism.
First there is Hamas.
Last week an Israeli security official told the media that the abduction of Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah was organized and directed by Saleh al-Arouri, a Hamas commander operating out of Turkey.
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This is easily explainable.
Turkey has found out that an independent Kurdish area is not bad for them. They have been making money from their trade with the KRG. They realize Kurdistan isn't a threat to their border or stability. It's actually going to be a buffer for them.
A look at a map explains both. Simples.
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