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Turkey: Ankara Balances between Anti-ISIL and Train-and-Equip Program Objectives

In recent months, Turkey has been the subject of allegations in Kuwaiti and Lebanese media that intermediaries operating within the country have been providing funds and recruits for ISIL, including by using an as-of-yet undisclosed bank for these illicit transactions. The news both highlighted the fact that ISIL continues to receive substantial assets from within Turkish territory, and served as a warning to Turkish decision-makers who insist that Ankara is fully committed to the fight against ISIL.

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