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Turkey Is Barely Keeping a Lid On the Islamic State

Given the extent of the Islamic State’s presence in Turkey, along with the multitude of problems facing the country, it is remarkable that Turkish authorities have kept the lid on things until now.

The question is how much longer it can last.

  • Sam Mullins and Cüneyt Gürer
  • The National Interest

Ιt has been more than five years since an Islamic State gunman opened fire at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, killing thirty-nine revelers from more than a dozen countries as they celebrated the New Year.

The group has not conducted a significant attack in Turkey since, and international attention has been drawn elsewhere, captivated by the latest blood and gore.

But while the West has been fixated on emerging and…

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