Following the Istanbul blast: time for a change in Erdogan’s policies against ISIS/Daech and Kurds?
The terrorist attack in central Istanbul on the 12th of January 2016 that targeted tourists – and so one of Turkey’s growth sectors, tourism – was indubitably led by ISIS/Daech.
It also pointed out Turkey’s precarious position in the fight against ISIS/Daech and the unnecessary focus of the government on the “Kurdish threat” monopolizing its military forces in south-east regions.
This time, President Erdogan wasn’t able to accuse Kurds of this attack, contrary to last October suicide bombing in Ankara. A brand new situation forcing the government – blinded by its re-election strategy for 2016 using the opposition to Kurdish PKK as a uniting factor – to reconsider its top security priorities.
Such a shift in Turkish policy, suspected of “covert support” to “militant Sunni groups” in Syria, including ISIS/Daech, would be welcomed by its western and middle-east allies angered by Turkey’s management of the fight against ISIS/Daech and flows of Syrian refugees.
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