- Gönül Tol: If the last major supply route to rebels in Aleppo falls, regime and Kurdish forces could control the Turkey-Syria border
- Already with more than 2 million refugees, Turkey fears the fall of Aleppo will send many more fleeing toward the border, she says
- Turkey's worst-case scenario might unfold if the Kurds create an autonomous region from the Iraqi border to Afrin, Syria
Gönül Tol is the founding director of The Middle East Institute's Center for Turkish Studies. She also teaches at George Washington University's Institute for Middle East Studies and writes a weekly column for the liberal Turkish daily Radikal. She has written extensively on Turkey-U.S. relations, Turkish domestic politics, and foreign policy and the Kurdish issue.
(CNN)Turkey's nightmare is coming true.