Thursday, June 02, 2016

Tayyip needs to know the ethnicity of the main fighters before he can decide whether he approves

Actually, I think this is just a face-saving way for Turkey to get behind the anti-ISIS offensive that the U.S. wants to happen. But the way that Erdogan said it certainly makes it seem like his approval is based on overt bigotry. And the fact that this is the face-saving excuse he came up with shows that Erdogan sees nothing wrong with judging an operation based on the amount of Kurdish involvement.