Turkey, an Unhelpful Ally?

In a critical article published in the New York Times, Halil M. Karaveli, a senior fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the Silk Road Studies Program, argues that Turkish policy in Syria has been unhelpful and calls on the U.S. administration to “reassess the assumption that Turkey is playing a constructive role in ending the violence in Syria.” Karaveli argues that “Turkey is part of the problem,” and that “it is exacerbating Syria’s sectarian strife, rather than contributing to a peaceful and pluralistic solution.”

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