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November 14, 2022

Turkey Blames Kurds for Istanbul Blast, Hinting at Cross-Border Retaliation in Syria

Ryan Bohl, a Middle East analyst for the risk intelligence company Rane, also predicted a harsh Turkish response to the attack.  

Ankara “will engage in a security crackdown against their assigned culprit. I expect a widespread security crackdown on whatever element they eventually blame,” Bohl told The Media Line.

He added that if Kurdish militants were responsible, then they would likely be trying to provoke an overreaction from the Turkish government, directed at Kurds, in order to fuel anti-government sentiment.

“It lacks strategic logic for anyone except someone trying to radicalize the Turkish people,” Bohl stated.

Read the full The Media Line article here.

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