Isis is using Turkey to reorganize, posing a threat to Europe – Dutch secret service says

The Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) says the so-called Islamic State (IS) is using Turkey as a strategic base to reorganize, posing a threat to the security of Europe, Kurdistan24 reports. In a report published on Monday, the AIVD said that since the start of the Syrian conflict, Turkey “was for a long time a springboard for an unprecedented number of foreign fighters who traveled to Syria from all over the world. IS (and also al Qaida) use Turkey as a strategic base. From here, IS can recover, reorganize, and further shape the underground struggle in the region. The fact that Turkish interests do not always correspond with European priorities on the field of counter-terrorism is problematic,” the report continued, noting that Turkish authorities do act against both IS and al Qaida but prioritize the fight against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), for instance.