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Turkey's allies know it is playing a double game with its twin onslaught against Kurdish rebels and ISIS, but are turning a blind eye to keep NATO's only Muslim member on side, analysts said.Western capitals had "massive mistrust" in the motives of Turkey, which under the authoritarian and Islamist-rooted Erdogan has been accused of turning a blind eye of its own to ISIS, said Ege Seckin, Turkey analyst at IHS Country Risk.Michael Stephens, head of the British Royal United Services Institute's (RUSI) center in Qatar, said the priority for Turkey's NATO allies was hitting ISIS militants.Turkey launched strikes against ISIS last week following a devastating suicide bombing in the largely Kurdish border town of Suruc. Analysts said Turkey's NATO allies were making a critical, and pragmatic, distinction between the PKK and other Kurdish groups.
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