Has Turkey woken up to Islamic State threat?

September 12, 2014 12:15 AM

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Has Turkey woken up to Islamic State threat?

The frontline runs through cotton fields and olive groves: on one side, a powerful Nato member; on the other - a country beset by Islamist militants, the new target of Western military intervention.

Turkey insists its 900km-long (560 mile) border with Syria is a bulwark against Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups that have grown during the Syrian war. But its track record tells another story.

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