Lots of worry about foreign fighters returning home from the jihad in Syria. Is it well placed?
And what's an affiliate anyway?
Turkey is increasingly concerned about the proliferation of Al Qaeda-linked fighters along its border with Syria. This week its military fired on jihadist targets in Syria.
The violence serves as a reminder that, despite a historic accord with the Philippines' largest Muslim insurgent group, peace is not necessarily around the corner.
UN-sponsored talks in Switzerland yielded a provisional agreement to allow civilians to leave a besieged city, but rebel demands for a dictator's exit are hitting a wall.