Daniel McAdams The LRC Blog - 12 May, 2013
It appears that two powerful car bombs have gone off
in Reyhanli, a Turkish town on the Syrian border, with early reports
suggesting at least four dead. It is a dangerous turn of events —
particularly as Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has dug a deep hole for
himself through his support for the insurgents in Syria and has, as his
strategy has collapsed, gone into full panic mode.
Erdogan may hope to salvage some of his policy by accusing the Syrian
government of bombing Turkey, internationalizing the conflict, and
thereby inviting a Turkish military response.