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Analysis: Turkish Hostage Taking in Iraq Likely IS Retaliation

The abduction of 18 Turkish construction workers in Baghdad Wednesday is likely retaliation from Islamic State militants angered by Turkey's efforts to defeat the group, according to Carnegie Europe scholar Marc Pierini.  No one has claimed responsibility. “There is a reason for ISIS to create trouble for Turkey,” he said. “A very precise reason: the agreement with the U.S.” The abduction, however, is unlikely to change Turkey’s policy towards the so-called Islamic State, said...

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