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    Bringing Up Baby Frankenstein: Daesh May 'Consume' Turkey One Day

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    Daesh may destroy Turkey in the future just like the Mujahedeen, who were supported by Washington in Afghanistan, later staged the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, according to historian Gerald Horne.

    In an interview with RT, author and historian Gerald Horne described Daesh as a Frankenstein-like monster which he said was nourished by Ankara and which may finally destroy Turkey just like the Mujahedeen, who were backed by the White House in Afghanistan, went on to launch the 9/11 attacks on the US.

    "I'll warn Ankara about the story of Frankenstein’s monster — that is to say that it would be quite easy and simple for this monster that Turkey has hoped to create and to nourish in the form of the so-called Islamic State might wind up consuming Turkey itself not to mention President Erdogan personally," Horne said.

    He drew parallels between Turkey's moves and the US's actions in Afghanistan, where Washington rendered material and financial support to the mujahedeen who fought against the official regime in Kabul.

    "And then on September 11, 2001 that strategy backfired when their former allies attacked New York and Washington. Turkey is now treading a similar path," Horne added.

    He also pointed out that the Arab League recently lashed out at Turkey because of "its apparent violation of Iraqi sovereignty." Turkish troops entered Iraq, ostensibly to fight Daesh, despite not having been invited by the country’s parliament.

    In addition, Turkey could unleash a conflict of interest with Washington concerning a policy on the Kurdish issue — something that Horne said means that Ankara even goes against its allies.

    On December 4, Turkey deployed about 150 troops and 25 tanks to northern Iraq allegedly to help national forces to reclaim the city of Mosul from Daesh militants.  Following the deployment, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi demanded the withdrawal of the Turkish troops, which had been sent to the Bashiqa camp without Baghdad's approval.

    In another development, about 200,000 Kurds reportedly fled the southeastern parts of Turkey amid armed clashes in the region. The situation there deteriorated following serious clashes between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish security forces. In the middle of October, about 100 people died as result of a bomb attack in Ankara on a Kurdish peace demonstration.


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