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Bashar Assad

Turkey angers jihadists it tolerated

With Turkish authorities now singling out the Islamic State as the chief suspect in this weekend's terrorist attack in Ankara, many media outlets have turned their anger toward the government. Did Ankara invite this attack with a lax policy toward jihadists in Syria? For years the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan allowed fighters, money and guns to flow into Syria, to the jihadists fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad. That began to change over the summer. U.S. military officials tell us that the Turks have recently done a better job of patrolling the border. In August, Erdogan also allowed U.S. and NATO aircraft to fly missions against the Islamic State from its military base...