Al Qaeda's rise in northern Syria leaves Turkey with dilemma




 
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Al Qaeda's rise in northern Syria leaves Turkey with dilemma
 
October 17th, 2013  
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Al Qaeda's rise in northern Syria leaves Turkey with dilemma
By Nick Tattersall ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The rise of al Qaeda in parts of Syria's north has left Turkey facing a new security threat on its already vulnerable border and raised questions about its wholesale support for rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey has long championed more robust backing for Syria's fractious armed opposition, arguing it would bring a quicker end to Assad's rule and give moderate forces the authority they needed to keep more radical Islamist elements in check. ...

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