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Trusting Erdogan?

Just before Christmas, Trump tweeted that he has confidence that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will defeat the Islamic State (ISIS).

I'm sorry, Mr. President, but Erdogan is not to be trusted. He uses the war against ISIS as a smokescreen to kill the Kurds.

Remember how Erdogan imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson? He's not to be trusted.

This does not necessarily mean withdrawing from Syria is a mistake (although I suspect it is), but trusting Erdogan on these matters certainly is.