June 23, 2014

Turkey's Best Ally: The Kurds

Mustafa Akyol, New York Times

The Associated Press

When the Iraqi city of Mosul was captured on June 10 by the armed militias of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, many world leaders were shocked and concerned. Turkey’s leaders were more alarmed than most; ISIS militants stormed the Turkish consulate in Mosul and kidnapped 100 Turkish citizens, some of them diplomats. As I write, the hostages, including two babies, are still in the hands of ISIS.

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TAGGED: Kurdistan, Kurds, Turkey


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