Date: Sunday, 16-August-2015, 10:27 AM | Message # 1
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Turkey recently joined the fight against ISIS, opening up their air bases for NATO use. More recently, however, they have been attacking Kurdish fighters who have been highly effective in combating ISIS. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"Behind the scenes, American lobbyists employed by Turkey started working to block U.S. military assistance to Kurdish fighters last year, lobbying disclosures show.
This past week, the Turkish government made two critical air bases available to U.S. forces, a long-sought concession that allows the U.S. military to launch anti-ISIS raids more quickly. And it began its own airstrikes against ISIS. But that move is increasingly being seen as something of a feint, with Turkey’s main focus being a new offensive against Kurdish militants.”*