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Turkey’s ambivalence toward joining a US coalition against IS reflects the country’s difficult strategic position

Kennedy, Ryan and Bilecen, Halil (2014) Turkey’s ambivalence toward joining a US coalition against IS reflects the country’s difficult strategic position. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Sep 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The United States has been in the process of building a coalition of countries against IS militants in Iraq. Although Turkey has been involved in these discussions, it did not sign a joint statement which was backed by a number of other states in the region. Ryan Kennedy and Halil Bilecen write on Turkey’s difficult strategic position, noting that the country is attempting to balance several competing interests. These include attempts to free 49 Turkish hostages currently held by IS, and Turkey’s complex relationship with the Kurdish populations both within and beyond its borders.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 15:04
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2021 00:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71779

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