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Doesn't Turkey's antagonism towards Hizballah stem from the recent Sunni/Shia Syrian conflict?

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Submitted by Anon. (Israel), Jul 15, 2014 at 19:39

If so, their support of Hamas might have remained steady, though the graphs do show that generally speaking support for Islamists is waning. ISIS is newer but it would be interesting to measure support for Isis in Turkey and in Gaza.

Here's a question: what brought Palestinian support for suicide bombings down between 2013-2014? Any idea?

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Yes about Turks.

Not sure about Palestinians, though.

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