What The Attempted Coup In Turkey Could Mean For The War Against ISIS
The uprising could threaten the country's ability to aid in the fight against the terrorist group.By Eugene Daniels | July 15, 2016
The chaos in Turkey is a matter of national security for the U.S. because of one thing — the fight against ISIS.
Turkey is a vital ally for the U.S. in that fight. It borders Syria and has given the U.S. access to some of its bases, allowing the U.S. to conduct more airstrikes against ISIS.
Turkey's also started to really put resources in the fight. Until recently, Turkey seemed more focused on fighting Kurdish militant groups closer to its borders, but multiple terrorist attacks attributed to ISIS have shifted Turkey's priorities.