Turkish reluctance hurts U.S. plans for coalition against Islamic State




 
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September 16th, 2014  
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Topic: Turkish reluctance hurts U.S. plans for coalition against Islamic State


By Jonny Hogg and Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - When Washington takes its bombing campaign against Islamic State fighters into Syria, the most it can probably hope for from one of its closest allies in the region will be grudging consent. Turkey, a NATO member with a big U.S. air base and long borders with both Iraq and Syria, has made clear that it is still unconvinced by U.S. President Barack Obama's plans to bomb Islamic State fighters in two of its neighbors. ...




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