Saturday, October 25, 2014

Erdogan's double game; feeding both sides in the Kobani slaughter

The wily Turkish PM-cum-President is proving himself the craftiest practitioner of realpolitik since Henry Kissinger!

Seems that Turkey is provisioning both sides in the Kurd-ISIS conflagration playing itself out in the Syrian city of Kobani. Turkey just recently relented to pressure from her NATO betters to allow Kurdish fighters across the border.

At the same time, here's a Kurdish leader claiming that Turkey is also facilitating the movement of Islamic State fighters across that same border!

I think that PYD leader pretty much nails it when he talks about Turkey fomenting a war of attrition. Maybe he's been reading this blog?

And while you never want to make too much of anything you find in the Daily Mail, it is beyond curious that a (American, by the way) reporter would go to her reward under mysterious circumstances right after reporting that Turkey is indeed playing a double game.

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