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The War of All Against Turkey

Soner Cagaptay

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Wall Street Journal

March 21, 2016


Unless Erdogan changes his stripes and becomes a unifying politician amid the current terror tsunami, he may go down in history as the leader who broke Turkey while trying to become a king.

Five of the six worst terror attacks in Turkey's history have taken place in the past three years. These attacks, which together have killed at least 250 people and wounded more than 800, are all the fallout of the war in Syria. Ankara's Syria policy is so poorly conceived that Turkey is hated by all the major actors in the conflict, from the Assad regime and Russia to the Islamic State and the Kurdish Party for Democratic Unity and its Turkish affiliate, the Kurdistan Workers' Party. Fighting four enemies simultaneously could bring Turkey to ruin...

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