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Explosion on the Syrian-Turkish Border 10 octobre 2012

Posted by Acturca in Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
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ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, Issue No. 207, October 2012, 8 p.

Yossef Bodansky *

Erdogan’s Ankara is determined to capitalize on the escalating crisis along the Turkish-Syrian border in order to start a strategic turn-around of the crisis in Syria, argues the author. He contends that the Turkish government is even ready to risk a military intervention and a major war. Erdogan is increasingly apprehensive about the evolving policy of the Obama White House, and is therefore determined to secure the vital interests of Turkey and its Islamist allies before the dreaded US « October Surprise ».

* Yossef Bodansky has been the Director of Research at the International Strategic Studies Association [ISSA], as well as a Senior Editor for the Defense & Foreign Affairs group of publications, since 1983.

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