The United States told Turkey that a U.S. military air-drop of arms to Syrian Kurds was a response to a crisis situation
Turkey’s foreign minister has confirmed that the country has been providing assistance to KRG Peshmerga forces to cross into the Syrian border town of Kobane in order to fight against jihadists.
Turkey to facilitate passage of Kurdish peshmerga forces to help defend Syrian border town from Isis fighters
– Oct 19, 7:32 PM – US military aircraft have dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane. US Central
Command said C-130 transport aircraft had made ‘multiple’ drops.
The Turkish foreign minister said his government was “helping the pesh merga cross over to Kobani,” an apparent shift from the country’s previous refusal.
Turkey’s Border War (Dispatch 2)
VICE News – Oct 16 – When Islamic State jihadists launched a major offensive on the majority Kurdish town of Kobane in September, more than 180,000 people fled across the border into Turkey. Local authorities struggled to cope with the influx at first, and thousands of…