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Turkey’s high-risk power play
Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/24/2014 | Caroline Glick

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 Turkey’s facilitation of Kurdish independence in Iraq in light of Turkey’s 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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1 posted on 06/25/2014 3:18:55 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
How can you explain Turkey’s facilitation of Kurdish independence in Iraq in light of Turkey’s hundred-year opposition to Kurdish independence?

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.

2 posted on 06/25/2014 3:32:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: markomalley
How can you understand a state sponsor of terrorism that is also a member of NATO?

A look at a map explains both. Simples.

3 posted on 06/25/2014 7:39:56 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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