Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State




 
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September 23rd, 2014  
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Topic: Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State


By Daren Butler MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents. In Turkey, struggling to manage an influx of more than 130,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees since last week, security forces fired tear gas and water cannon at Kurdish protesters who accuse Ankara of favoring Islamic State against the Kurds. ...




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