By Ignoring its Allies, the West Empowers its Enemies in Syria
Rebel fighters, part of the Turkey-backed Euphrates Shield alliance, advance towards the city of al-Bab.
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Turkey's operations in Syria are informed by the twin domestic threats of Kurdish separatist and Islamist terrorism. While the West supports groups linked to the Kurdish PKK terror group, it risks a clash between the proxies of two NATO powers. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda-linked groups can grow in power.
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