Originally Posted by Solaris View Post
This is an incredibly terrible idea. It's how Afghanistan went bad the first time. You cannot abandon a country to its own devices after a destructive war and expect good results. Even Europe needed help after WWII.
Oh, *I* know that. Turkey knows that. But if you want to add large chunks of a neighboring country to your own territory, you want to manufacture a situation where you are seen to be doing the right thing at every step while having a long-term game plan.