Turkey Is Out of Control. Time for the U.S. to Say So.

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There’s a real danger of a clash between U.S. and Turkish forces.

The administration should make clear that it won’t tolerate any more bad behavior—now.

  • By ERIC EDELMAN and JAKE SULLIVAN
  • Politico

Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria, the once unthinkable prospect of a direct clash between Turkish and American soldiers has become alarmingly real.

Leven 3cTurkey’s current fight, against U.S.-backed Kurdish troops in the northwestern Syria territory of Afrin, is destabilizing enough.

But the real risk will come if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan follows through on his repeated promises to press further east toward the…

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