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I oppose Trumps administration, and his rhetoric to my very core; but this is one policy that I have to agree with. The Turkish Government is not interested in defeating ISIS, they weren't in 2014, they aren't now. The Syrian Kurds have taken more land from ISIS than anyone else in the region. Ending support to the Kurds, just to appease Turkey’s xenophobic fears of Kurdish self-rule means to roll back years of gains in favor of a transient force. The Turkish army isn't going to be in Syria forever, the Syrian Kurds are. Everyone who knows the region knows the Turkish government is a sinking ship, the Lira is losing value, democratic institutions are being shut down for Islamist alternatives, and all opposition in the country is being brutally silenced. NATO ally or not, we cannot condone this behavior.

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