Turkey: the Next Pakistan?

The risk of NATO ally may become a safe haven for al Qaeda as Erdogan consolidates power !

Erdogan focuses on consolidating power. inanmak2He may even revoke past concessions to the U.S., including permission to use Turkey’s Incirlik airbase for counter-ISIS operations. He has more dangerous options now that his rule is secure, however. A partnership with al Qaeda could grant him a powerful proxy force to achieve national security objectives without relying on the Turkish Military. The dangerous possibility is that Erdogan will knowingly transform Turkey into the next Pakistan in pursuit of his own interests.


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