Turks give military their blessing after decades of Kurdish conflict

As featured in The Financial Times



Yet many analysts see the Turkish incursion as the inevitable conclusion of former US president Barack Obama’s decision to begin arming militias that Turkey, a Nato ally, viewed as terrorists. “From day one it was not a sustainable policy,” said Ziya Meral, a senior associate fellow at the London-based Royal United Services Institute. “This has been coming for years.”