This incisive article was written prior to the latest timely terrorist attack in Ankara, which resulted in 28 dead and 61 wounded. President Erdogan has vowed to retaliate.
“Turkey will not shy away from using its right to self-defence at any time, any place or any occasion,”
Turkey has been hit by a series of attacks in recent months, and there have been increasing concerns that the country could be targeted by another big attack.
It is not clear who was behind the blast in Ankara. Security sources blamed both so-called Islamic State (IS) and militants from the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Reuters reported.
Is the right of self defense being used to justify military intervention in Syria?