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Turkey and the Kurds: What Goes Around Comes Around


Kurdish YPG fighters, image via Kurdishstruggle on Flickr CCBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,318, October 23, 2019
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey, like much of the Middle East, is discovering that what goes around comes around. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appears to have miscalculated the fallout of what may prove to be a foolhardy intervention in Syria and neglected alternative options that could have strengthened Turkey’s position without sparking the ire of much of the international community. His strategic error is rooted in a policy of decades of denial of Kurdish identity and suppression of Kurdish cultural and political rights that was more …read more

Source:: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

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