Clash Between Turks and Kurds Demonstrates the Complexities of the Muslim World

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For all those Monday morning quarterbacks on Middle East policy…it’s far more complex then you could ever  imagine.


As Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to the U.S. was mired by the brutality his bodyguards inflicted on Kurdish protestors, it underscores the complexities of Islam and the Middle East as a whole. Complexities that present roadblocks to peaceful democracies and ones that should show America how far removed we are from truly understanding their world.

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Brandon Blackburn
Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business. During his time with the CIA, Brandon served multiple tours in the Middle East, to include Iraq and Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Brandon consults with businesses and media on national security related issues with his consulting firm B4B Enterprises. Blackburn is also a consulting producer for Live PD on A&E. He can be followed on Twitter @Bran_Blackburn.

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