Turkish ground troops launch offensive in Syria

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Turkey today escalated its fight against ISIS by sending tanks, warplanes and special operations forces into the Syrian town of Jarabulus. American airplanes joined the operation. But the US is caught between two allies. The coalition it backs includes Kurdish elements that are anathema to Turkey’s President Erdoğan. Dion Nissenbaum, who is based in Istanbul for the Wall Street Journal, has more on the geopolitics involved.

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Guest:
Dion Nissenbaum - Wall Street Journal - @DionNissenbaum

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Warren Olney

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