Turkey has not been a positive factor in war against ISIL

Washington Post:
For U.S., turmoil in Ankara could strain fight against ISIS

NATO member Turkey is the front line and home base for much of the coalition’s operations in neighboring Syria.
One of the reasons that Turkey is such a mess is that it has not been a consistent fighter against ISIL.  With its army, it could easily defeat the Islamic religious bigots, but Erdogan is also an Islamist which means he has mixed loyalties  When he did finally decide to fight ISIL. he used it as an excuse to attack the Kurdish allies of the US who were actually fighting ISIL.

Turkey is still a lousy ally in the fight with ISIL and that is not likely to change.

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