Why Syria’s Fragmentation is Turkey’s Opportunity

Soner Cagaptay and Parag Khanna write that Syria is likely to splinter – and that could be a good thing for Turkey.

This presents Turkey with a crucial choice. It has traditionally been hostile to an independent Kurdish state or entity anywhere in the region, lest its own Kurdish population make similar demands. But its calculus could be changed by the prospect of chronically unstable Sunni Arab neighbors, and the need to counter Iran’s Shiite axis — currently stretching from Baghdad to the Assad regime to Hizbullah in Lebanon. The Balkanization of Syria presents a once-in-a-century opportunity for Turkey.

Read more at The Washington Institute.


Author: Stand For Israel | October 25, 2012
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  • Beno
    October 25, 2012
    12:32 pm
     

    If Israel thinks the terrorist will get WMD’s stored in Syria, Damascus will be a heap.

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  • Donald
    October 25, 2012
    12:13 pm
     

    I don’t know if an independent Kurdistan would relieve problems for Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran, or whether it would remove a balancing force for 1 (Iraq) or more of these countries.
    But I favor it.

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  • Marc
    October 25, 2012
    11:24 am
     

    Indeed, that would be a great opportunity!

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