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Turkish Aggression in Syria Is a Gift to ISIS

Turkey may be a NATO ally, but Kurds are America’s friends in the fight against violent extremism.

Turkey launched airstrikes against targets in northern and eastern Syria on November 19.

  • David L. Phillips
  • The National Interest

The bombardment, using warplanes, drones, and artillery, killed many civilians and members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), America’s primary partner in the multilateral coalition against ISIS.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that airstrikes are “just the beginning.”

There has been well-documented collusion between Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MIT) and Syrian jihadists.

Beginning in 2016, approximately…

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