• The US and Turkey are on opposite sides of a conflict in Syria, with Turkey bombing US-backed forces that helped defeat ISIS.
  • Turkey has had a growing list of grievances with the US for years, and many have picked up on the rift as Turkey drifts closer to NATO.
  • The US has dozens of nuclear weapons stockpiled in a Turkish air base, and experts have questioned the wisdom behind that as Turkey appears become increasingly hostile to the West.

The US and Turkey, both NATO countries and allies for decades, began fighting a proxy war in Syria over the weekend.

Turkish jets pummeled US-backed forces in Syria’s north — all while Turkey holds one of the US’s most important bases and dozens of US nukes.

 

Read the whole story from Business Insider.

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