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Attacks in Turkey linked with Syria policy

Police officers stand in front of the coffin of policeman Mehmet Zengin, who was killed in December 10 twin bombings, during his funeral ceremony in Ankara on December 12, 2016. © AFP

Verenia Keet
Press TV, Istanbul

Throughout the devastating war in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been staunchly against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Ankara has repeatedly been accused of providing support to Daesh. But since Turkey’s active engagement in Syria to protect its border from alleged Kurdish expansionism, Ankara has come into direct conflict with Daesh.

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