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Turkey to build a wall at border to stop the flow of foreign fighters

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Following a bloody week that saw ISIS-caused casualties creep inside its own border, Turkey is suddenly serious about confronting the caliphate.

    Accused for nearly two years of indifference at best to the carnage ISIS sowed to its south, the powerful NATO member this week announced plans to build a wall along its border with Syria to stem the flow of foreign fighters pouring in to Syria and Iraq via Istanbul, mounted airstrikes against ISIS and agreed to allow the U.S.-led coalition to refuel war planes at its facilities and rounded up hundreds of militants. The moves show the region's most powerful nation is ready to confront its biggest threat.

  2. wpe3bql

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    I wonder if Turkey will also build a wall along its eastern border to keep pro-"Kurdistan" supporters from entering its eastern provinces to stir up support for ethnic Kurds (& others who may also wish to be independent of Ankara's rule) to secede from the rest of Turkey.

    For years Turkey (as well as NW Iraq, northern Syria, and even parts of NW Iran) has been beset with ethnic Kurds who want to have their own "-stan" ruled by their own people.

    Saddam Hussein gassed thousands of Kurds during his reign of terror to try to prevent ethnic Kurds from seceding from Iraq. Many of these Kurds are Christians (albeit more aligned with a form of Eastern/Greek/Russian "Orthodox" religion), and probably have been targeted by ISIS militants who could care less what kind of "Christianity" they may be, i.e., "If they ain't followers of their kind of Allah, then 'Allah wills it' that they be slaughtered!"

    I guess only time will tell if there ever will be a free and independent "Kurdistan."

    If there ever will be one, then the question arises if the US will recognize "Kurdistan" as an independent, sovereign nation?

    Few people thought that the Balkan nations would break up to form some half dozen or so independent nations as quick as they did when the old Yugoslavia fell apart, but that's what happened.

    It'll be interesting to see if there will ever be a free, independent, sovereign "Kurdistan" in the near future, and, if it does occur, how will the US deal with it.