Stavridis and his January Turkey recipe

The U.S. would prefer that our Turkish allies do not attack our Kurdish allies, who have proven to be a strong and capable fighting force on the ground against the Islamic State.  But sensitivities in Ankara are high, given decades of murderous attacks in Turkey by the PKK, and it's understandable that the Turks are seeking to create a “neutral zone” on the Syrian side of the border to ensure that Kurdish terrorist groups cannot easily cross the porous strip of ground.


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