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NATO offered its support to Turkey after a recent bombing killed dozens in a Turkish town near the Syrian border. The bombing, thought to be perpetrated by members of the Islamic State, highlights how Turkey is now grappling with conflicts on two fronts: from ISIS forces along the border and from Kurdish militants domestically. Some experts say Turkey’s announcement that it can’t continue talks with Kurdish militants marks the end of a three-decades-long peace effort. We take a closer look at the latest from the region.

Turkey Gets NATO Support as Attacks Escalate 29 July,2015forum

Guests:
Howard Eissenstat, associate professor at St. Lawrence University
Steven A. Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square"
Dion Nissenbaum, national security reporter, The Wall Street Journal

  • Sean Dennehy

    It is being reported on the news that a US led raid on an ISIS compound found documents proving Turkish officials dealt directly with ISIS. Why is NATO ignoring the many pieces of evidence that Turkey has supported and helped ISIS?

  • EIDALM

    Please ,please stop calling them the Islamic State ,they are neither Islamic or state ,they are bunch of bloody barbarians ,savages who violate all Islamic laws from the murder of innocent civilians ,to the rape of women and children ,and the destruction of all of the middle east great monuments ,art ,treasure ,history ,people and countries…While their followers are bunch of misled idiots ,their leaders are paid agents for Israel and the military industrial complex.

    • Whamadoodle

      Please provide evidence for this hysterical claim that the US and Israel are behind them.

  • EIDALM

    All decent and civil countries of the world must all answer Egypt call to unite and form a great military force to go and wipe those bloody barbarians out of the face of earth.

  • Ben Rawner

    Just a few weeks ago on this very program there was an in depth discussion about how Urduan wanted to become the Ultimate leader and the election of all those Kurds into the parliament was a direct referendum and check on this push for ultimate power. NATOs charter states then member nations have to be democracies. This push by Urduan is a defafto push for totalitarianism. This unjust move to literally kill his democratic opposition is directly in opposition to what NATO was built for.

  • EIDALM

    Those bloody Barbarians are set on a mission by evil foreign forces who have been destroying each and every country of the middle east ,and those bloody barbarians are paid agents for those evil forces ,in Israel ,the U S and elswhere.

    • Whamadoodle

      Do you have evidence for this?

  • Sam Badger

    Not all “terrorists” are equal. Even if one sees particular attacks as morally wrong, groups may be motivated by legitimate concerns, and may be militarized by an overbearing and oppressive government. That was the case with much of the IRA, and is true of the PKK. Turkey even makes the same case for Hamas. The PKK and PYD bravely fought and defeated ISIS when everyone else fled before them, and they have a right to set up a proto-state in Syria. Moreover, there is an obvious injustice in Turkey crushing Kurdish demands for a right to self-determination that has been granted to so many other people. I think we must stand against Turkey’s attempt to use its opposition to ISIS as a cover to attack the Kurds.

  • Sam Badger

    To what extent will the AKP use this as an excuse to go after the HDP before the next elections?

  • EIDALM

    How can those bloody barbarians call themselves Islamic when near all of their victims are innocent Muslims civilians ,women ,children ,and men…

    • Whamadoodle

      Yes, ISIS is a murderous cancer on the earth.

    • Sam Badger

      They are “Takfiris”, which means that they think that they have a right to declare another Muslim non-Muslim.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takfiri

      • EIDALM

        No ,they are fake Muslims on a mission to destroy all countries of the Muslim world and the middle east ,their fake bloody leaders are paid agents for Mossad and the American military industrial complex

        • Sam Badger

          I am not disagreeing with you, I am just referring to their ideological perspective.

      • EIDALM

        Sam their action speak for itself….don’t be fooled , their followers are bunch of bloody idiots who know nothing about Islam ,but their leaders are paid agents for Israel and the military industrial complex.

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