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Turkey: A state sponsor of terrorism?

Turkey functions like a state-sponsor of terrorism (SST), fueling Islamist extremism domestically and deploying jihadist mercenaries to Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Listing Turkey as an SST should not be taken lightly.

  • David L. Phillips
  • New Europe

The SST designation requires mandatory sanctions by the US, which would cause deep damage to US-Turkey relations.

Short of an SST listing, Western countries can sanction Turkey and Turkish security officials for supporting terrorism while providing benchmarks of good conduct so Turkey can redeem itself and restore good…

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