Turkey's 'Good' and 'Bad' Terrorists :: Middle East Forum

by Burak Bekdil The Gatestone Institute September 10, 2015 In a high-level meeting about fifteen years ago, a young foreign official accompanied the visiting Turkish land forces commander and his wife. The official, now a high-level foreign diplomat, still recalls the good memories from that visit, including the Turkish coffee cup they brought as a gift -- a fine coffee cup still used every morning. "Daesh [Islamic State] will commit more and more acts of terror against Turkey and the West," the diplomat says today. "Salafist ideology lures people -- people with a worm in their brains. It offers adventures for young people. This is jihad tourism, and people do not understand this is a one-way tour."

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