Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is palpably frustrated at the decline of Turkish prestige. His country has essentially reached stalemate, watching helplessly as Syrian Kurdish nationalists carve out an autonomous zone in northern Syrian perilously close to the Kurdish-dominated southeastern
The cause is not difficult to decipher.
Was this predictable?
Yet, one source was prescient: a cable from the US embassy in
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