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Tolerating critical voices won’t weaken Turkish Syria op

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03.02.2018

Turkey has long been fighting multiple terror organizations, mainly the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) and the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C).

The first two organizations figure among the world’s bloodiest terror groups and have claimed the lives of tens of thousands people in Turkey, Iraq and Syria. The third is a new-generation terror group that attempted to topple Turkey’s democratically elected government by mobilizing its members within the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The fourth is also a very dangerous far left terror organization that has killed scores of innocent civilians through attacks over the last decades.

Both the PKK and the ISIL have killed hundreds of people through suicide bombings and armed vehicle attacks in recent years sparking nationwide rage at all kinds of terror. Both terror organizations have long been using the chaotic situations in Iraq and Syria as a launch pad for attacks against Turkey.

Over the decades, Turkey has launched numerous........

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