Turkey’s High Risk Game – by Stephen Lendman
Turkey is Washington’s lead anti-Syrian belligerent. It’s playing with fire. It may end up burned. For good reason, Assad blames Ankara for heightened tensions and border confrontations.
On October 11, he told the Turkish daily Aydinlik he has “no difficulties with either Turkish people or its army, only with its government.”
Syria was never hostile to Turkey, he added. Belligerent confrontations make relations tense. Ankara plays Washington’s lead attack dog. Doing so heightens them further.
On October 11, Hurriyet Daily News headlined “Gov’t puts army into ‘high state of readiness,’ ” saying:
According to an
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