Turbulence in Turkey

In light of the ongoing military coup attempt in Istanbul, here is The Cipher Brief’s recent feature explaining the myriad problems facing Turkey.  We will bring you more analysis on the situation as the story develops.

Facing an intensifying cycle of violence, a president seeking to consolidate power, and a growing influx of refugees, Turkey’s security apparatus is stretched thin. While the importance of Turkey as a NATO ally and as a partner in the U.S.-led coalition in the campaign against ISIS should not be understated, the country has come under a wave of attacks from both the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Kurdish PKK militant group, throwing Turkey into a state of chaos.

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