Turkey is off the radar for most Americans but should not be. Bordering Syria, Iraq and Iran, it is right in the midst of unrest in the Middle East. ISIS oil and Jihadis come through its borders–the oil transported to Malta by the Turkish President’s son. The country has renewed its attacks on Kurds, who are the only ones fighting ISIS successfully. Syrian refugees have been housed in temporary camps by the hundreds of thousands and now ISIS has claimed a suicide bombing right in one of Istanbul’s most touristic areas. In this segment,Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies and author of 17 books untangles the situation. Esty Dinur hosts.
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