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Turkey: Ankara Signals Sinjar Deployment

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought Sinjar to the public’s attention in late October by stating that Turkey would not allow it to turn into a “new Qandil for the PKK,” in reference to the PKK’s base in northern Iraq. Following the victory of the alliance of Kurdish factions in liberating Sinjar from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in November 2015, a different question emerged over which Kurdish groups should hold the city.

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