Why has Turkey launched an operation against IS in Syria?

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Turkey launched its most ambitious operation of the Syrian conflict on Wednesday with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it targeted the double threat from Islamic State extremists and Syrian Kurdish militias. London-based Turkey analyst at Stroz Friedberg risk consultancy Emre Tuncalp said there had been a “deterioration” in the security situation on the border. “The Gaziantep attack and the Karkamis shelling yesterday was like the last straw.”

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