Turkey will make contributions to military efforts against the ISIL militants, as it is a NATO member and has geographical advantages, Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby says.

 

Our Non-Ally in Ankara

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Since then Britain has categorically ruled out military strikes in Syria, while Germany has ruled out any use of force. Now Turkey is bugging out.

Turkey’s Middle-East Dream Becomes a Nightmare

Wall Street JournalSep 3, 2014Share
The ongoing NATO summit in Wales this week is a golden opportunity for new Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. After a period when

ISIL militants got hold of sophisticated US guns: Turkish PM

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants have gotten hold of most sophisticated guns left in Iraq by the United States, Turkish PM Davutoğlu says.

Secretary of state moves on from Turkey as he tries to build backing from Arab world and Europe for assault on militants

 

Leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group and allied clerics say they are departing Qatar, where they had sought refuge
John Kerry presses Turkish leaders to support military action against the Islamic State group.
For many Turkish officials, a paragraph in the joint communiqué stands as a sort of declaration of war against ISIL and is a clear commitment to engage in military action against the militants
It was not a surprise that Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu declined to put his signature down on the document to commit Turkey in active military operations against the ISIL
Turkey has directly supported al-Qaeda’s wing in Syria, in defiance of America, the former US ambassador has disclosed

Syrian rebel fighters say Obama’s air strikes won’t deter Islamic State

Isis fighters ‘know where to hide’ from attack from the air and only ‘boots on the ground’ will defeat the insurgents, they say

A Turkish protester shouts slogans against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry while holding a placard reading in Turkish “Get out Kerry” during a protest in Istanbul on Sept. 12. (Sedat Suna/EPA)

And Ankara’s hostage crisis is just the tip of the problem.
John Kerry presses Turkish leaders to support military action against the Islamic State group.

VIDEO: On the border ‘protecting’ Europe from IS

Turkey insists its 900km-long (560 mile) border with Syria is a bulwark against Islamic State and other jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

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