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Turkey’s President Erdogan’s Cynical Power Play
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Turkey’s President Erdogan’s Cynical Power Play

Max Hoffman discusses the recent agreement to allow NATO to use a Turkish airbase in the fight against ISIS.

This interview with Max Hoffman discusses the recent agreement to allow NATO to use a Turkish airbase in exchange for giving Turkey’s President Erdogan a green-light to bomb the Kurdish PKK as well as the Islamic State. The discussion assesses whether Erdogan’s cynical power play to start wars to win elections will backfire as blowback from both the Islamic State and the PKK, who are conducting terrorist acts inside Turkey, escalates with the Turkish military suffering growing casualties.

The above excerpt was originally published in Background Briefing with Ian Masters. Click here to view the full article.

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