August 6, 2012

How Kurds Changed Turkey's Syria Calculations

Pelin Turgut, Time

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Support for the anti-Assad rebellion has been complicated by Syria's Kurds moving to establish autonomy, raising Ankara's fears about implications for Turkey's domestic Kurdish challenge.

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TAGGED: Bashar al-Assad, Kurdistan, Kurds, Syria, Turkey


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