Why is Turkey Bombing Iraqi and Syrian Kurds?

In July, the Turkish government agreed to join the international coalition against ISIS. When the Turkish military began conducting bombing raids against ISIS, it simultaneously began conducting airstrikes on Kurdish areas in the Iraq and Syria. The Kurds have been at the fore front of the fight against ISIS and Turkey's actions against Kurdish targets have prompted questions about Turkey's motivations. In this week's episode Mike and Danny discuss the politics and motivations behind Turkey's actions.

Kurdish majority areas of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.

Kurdish majority areas of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.

 

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