Around 100,000 Syrian Kurds fled over the border into Turkey on the weekend to escape fighting between IS terrorist militias and Kurdish troops, according to UN sources. At the same time 49 Turkish hostages who had been held by the IS in Iraq were set free. That should put an end to Ankara’s hesitancy in supporting the anti-IS coalition, commentators write, but warn of the risks of intervening in Turkey’s neighbouring countries.
NYT > Turkey by By BEN HUBBARD
Turkey’s deputy prime minister said the Islamic State’s advance was causing a crisis “worse than a natural disaster” in his country.
independent.co.uk – Sep 21 – Mystery surrounds the surprise release of 49 Turkish diplomats and their families held captive for three months by Isis. The Turkish government is denying any deal with the hostage-takers, making it unclear why Isis, notorious for its cruelty and
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Deputy PM says militants’ advance in northern Syria has sparked a shocking new surge of refugees
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ISIL has seized dozens of villages in a lightning offensive as it closed in on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, prompting a mass exodus of its residents