Bloomberg quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Aaron Stein on how Turkey’s two front war against both the Kurds and ISIS may hurt the US focus on ISIS:

Erdogan has to make electoral calculations too. In the June 7 vote, his allies lost ground to nationalists opposed to the peace process, as well as to the Kurds. The outcome was inconclusive and a repeat election may be needed soon.

For Turkey, there’s a bigger picture in which “ISIS is a distraction,” said Aaron Stein, a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

“The Kurds are part of a deeper problem, if they manage to consolidate their territory in Syria and even link up with Kurds in northern Iraq and separatists in Turkey,” he said.

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