February 18, 2015 | Quote

Syria and Sweden: A Distant Conflict With Serious Consequences at Home

Turkey is the country that has offered the strongest support to rebel groups. Jonathan Schanzer at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies said to Al-Jazeera:

“The eastern Turkish frontier has become the gateway to the Syria jihad. Some have gone so far as to deem it the Peshawar of this generation of jihadists. This is not an exaggeration. Turkey has allowed this territory to become a safe haven, a logistics and planning base, and a zone of terrorism finance. It cannot be understated how important this is to the continued growth of the various jihadi factions fighting in Syria.”

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