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An accurate report of how ISIS became a major regional actor has yet to be written, but Turkey is largely to blame.The incestuous relationship between Turkey, ISIS and Nusra became so blatant that the Pentagon cut off supplies to Syria's northern front, fearing they would be routed away from the Free Syrian Army.It comes from Turkey's Muslim minority Alawites, who are increasingly the subject of hate crimes by jihadists and their Turkish followers.Through the fate of its hostages in Mosul, and, more importantly, through the presence of thousands of proto-terrorists still being trained in Turkey and the presence of ISIS flags at three border gates, Ankara is stuck with ISIS.Imagine the best-case scenario for peace and prosperity: If ISIS and Nusra are kicked out of Iraq and Syria, where will they go? For Turkey, ISIS is evidence that what goes around comes around.It will not be long before it inspires the already substantial fundamentalist Sunni population in Turkey to attack the Alawites, while Turkey's Kurds will be yearning to be part of a Greater Kurdistan soon to be formed by Iraqi and Syrian Kurds.
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