In a nation whose current government is leaning toward religious autocracy, a declining birth rate is seen as an existential threat.
Western leaders could destroy Islamic State by calling on Erdo196159an to end his attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria and Turkey and allow them to fight Isis on the ground
Turkey is getting desperate. Under President Recep Tayip Erdogan and his party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), its policies toward the conflict in Syria over the past four years have been misguided and costly. When conflict broke out in 2011, Ankara mistakenly under-estimated the strength of the Assad regime and supported hardline Islamist groups seeking its downfall. In the process, Turkey also marginalised the Kurds and alienated regional powers like Iran.
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