Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

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  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    May 5, 2017 6:57 a.m.

    About 20%+ of Turkish population are Kurds. They are located mostly in the east and south east. In the Syrian and Iraqi fighting the Kurds have been protected and supported by Christians and other minorities. They have also been effective whereas I suspect Turkey is more interested in putting down the Kurds more than ISIS. It's a complicated deal, but I see Turkey as a poor ally.

  • TAS Tehachapi, CA
    May 1, 2017 11:08 a.m.

    Turkey still holds remnants of the old Turkish Empire. Southeastern Turkey has a majority Kurdish population who by in large do not want to be part of Turkey. France and the U K made a serious mistake after WWI when they put the Kurdish lands in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. The people living there now are paying for those mistakes.

  • Harrison Bergeron Holladay , UT
    April 30, 2017 1:40 p.m.

    Erdagon is the next Assad. Turkey was a terrible ally to begin with. But with Erdagon turning it into an authoritarian regime, they are moving toward the hostile column.

    Sad but predictable. Turkey was always the place that people pointed to as an example of a country where western freedoms could coexist with an Islamic majority. Unfortunately, the inevitable has happened.