Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Will Turkey Enter Into The War Against The Islamic State?



Turkey Prepares For Bigger Role In Fight Against Islamic State -- The Guardian

Direct Turkish military engagement and the creation of a buffer zone could serve to curb growing Kurdish self-rule aspirations

After months of hanging back amid angry accusations of collusion, Turkey is gearing up for a bigger role in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) that could include sending Turkish ground troops across the border into Syria and Iraq.

But counter-terrorism aside, Turkey’s leaders have another, less altruistic motive for getting involved: preventing independent-minded Syrian and Iraqi Kurds, who have links to Turkish Kurd separatists, from further strengthening and exploiting their position as key western allies.

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More News On Reports That Turkey Will Join the Coalition Against The Islamic State

Turkish Tanks Reinforce Border as Islamic State Shells Syrian Town -- Newsweek/Reuters
Turkey boosts troop levels on Syrian border amid Islamic State siege -- Washington Post
Turkish Troops Head to Syria Border as Options Weighed -- Bloomberg
Turkey sends tanks to border as Islamic State closes on Kurdish city -- Sydney Morning Herald
Turkey Government to Ask Parliament for Approval to Join Campaign Against Islamic State -- WSJ
Hesitant Turkey seeks mandate for military action against IS. -- VOA
Kurds say Turkey not doing enough to stop Islamic State -- USA Today

2 comments:

fred said...

Turkey will bluff and do nothing since they get money via ISIS and support Hamas and brotherhood..

James said...

yes