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Turkey's New Role in the Fight Against ISIS: Game Changer?

Analysts and observers on the ground in Turkey assess the implications of Turkey’s moves for U.S. Syrian-Kurdish collaboration against ISIS, Turkey’s own domestic stability and prospects for government formation in Ankara.

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Jul. 30, 2015
9:00am – 10:00am
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Turkey's New Role in the Fight Against ISIS: Game Changer?

Turkey has finally acceded to America’s request that it open up its southern airbases to U.S. aircraft combatting the Islamic State. The decision has been seen as a major breakthrough in the fight against ISIS and has been accompanied by a Turkish announcement that it too would actively join the anti-ISIS coalition. However, the situation has been complicated by Turkey’s simultaneous decision to also attack the Turkish-Kurdish insurgent group, the PKK, with which it had been engaged in peace talks.

Join us BY PHONE as analysts and observers on the ground in Turkey assess the implications of Turkey’s moves for U.S. Syrian-Kurdish collaboration against ISIS, Turkey’s own domestic stability and prospects for government formation in Ankara..

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