In the past three weeks, Turkey has launched 11 raids and arrested some 55 people in a widespread anti-Jihadi crackdown. The crackdown has included the blocking of well known IS/AQ sympathetic websites and has come just after Turkey’s changing of its rules engagement along the border. What is behind the arrests? Who has been arrested? And what are some of the long term Jihadi related security challenges Turkey faces?
To discuss these issues, Aaron speaks with northcaucasuscaucus, a blogger and analyst following Turkish and Azeri foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq.
Ankara cracks down on IS; but is it too little too late? – By Noah Blaser in Al-Monitor.
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