July 21, 2015
Reuters quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Aaron Stein on why an ISIS suicide bombing that killed thirty-two people in a Turkish border town is unlikely to change the Turkish stance on Syria:

"The AKP has zero intention of changing its policy towards Syria or its foreign policy in general," said Aaron Stein, an Atlantic Council Fellow who specializes in Turkey and Syria.

"What Turkey is trying to do in Syria is unite the Islamist insurgency ... to attack the regime and create a very strong counterweight to ISIS (Islamic State)," he said.

"They are not friends of ISIS but they are friendly with Islamists."

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