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  •  Probably too early to know Turkey's (2+ / 0-)
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    reaction to this particular strike, but Turkey has made known its fears relating to the spread of the conflict in the area.  A couple days ago, Juan Cole included in his blog an article entitled Syria's Neighbors Have Rising Anxiety about Crisis that included three Aljazeera videos, one of which focused on Turkish concerns.

    Turkey is strategizing how to limit the impact of the Syria war on Turkey. Ankara is particularly concerned by the emergence of a relatively autonomous Kurdish area in northern Syria, fearing that PKK guerrillas might find refuge there. Turkey is also deeply worried about chemical weapons falling into hands of various sorts of guerrillas. Turkey would like the conflict to end sooner rather than later.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:03:19 AM PDT

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    •  The Aljazerra video about Turkey (0+ / 0-)

      is a steaming pile of bullshit - but it is Aljazerra doing what Aljazeera does - and I am surprised that Juan Cole would use it.

      Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

      by InAntalya on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:14:19 AM PDT

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