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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dubia ME analyst: "Erdogan's gov played a double game with ISIL while trying to keep the Kurdish groups separate"


Dubia Middle East analyst:"Erdogan's gov played a double game with Islamic State while trying to keep the Kurdish groups separate" (TAZ).

The Current situation in Turkey is a problem of Ankara's own making, Theodore Karasik, the Middle East analyst and senior advisor to Risk Insurance Management in Dubai, told Trend Oct. 13.

“Erdogan's government played a double game with Islamic State while trying to keep the Kurdish groups separate,” he said.

"However, Russia is highly unlikely to get involved in this Turkish matter because the Kremlin has other, more important plans in Syria and the rest of the Levant."

Karasik said that NATO’s constant statement’s on protecting Turkey, as a NATO member, from Russia is nothing but an idle threat. He further explained that NATO is already overstretched because of situation in Ukraine and Baltic security requirements.


“What is important to pay attention to, perhaps, is assistance to PKK and other Kurdish groups through Armenia which is historically known. PKK attacks in Anatolia may be part of a larger, older game that has been played by certain actors in the past to embarrass and hurt Turkey,” he said. Read the full story here.

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