Turkey’s volatile president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has issued statements attacking the Obama administration and its role in the Middle East. And his allies in Turkey have followed suit. Such outbursts may well signal the end of NATO’s role in the conflict in Syria, as well as the beginning of new Turkish offensives against Kurdish-led anti-terrorist forces there. At the same time, the mainstream Arab press has confirmed details previously reported by The Canary of a secret plan to carve up Syria.
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UPDATE: Statement by PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) commander offers similar analysis; also suggests more to Istanbul nightclub massacre than meets the eye.