Turkey’s expansive and complex security environment leads it to cooperate with armed non-state actors, a practice which presents particular challenges.
• The range of conflicts on its doorstep and hostile actors means Turkey feels it necessary to cooperate with armed non-state actors domestically and in its near abroad.
• Maintaining oversight over such groups presents challenges before, during and after cooperation and can have unforeseen security consequences if not handled carefully.
• Turkey’s attempts to establish order in the area of Syria it captured from Islamic State is complicated by factional rivalries among its allies.
Turkey cooperates with various militant groups to strengthen political stability and security domestically and in its near abroad. Turkey faces, much like the US, a difficult task in deciphering the aims and underlying ideologies of…
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25 May 2017
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