Kerry pushes reluctant Turkey for greater cooperation against ISIL

September 12, 2014 3:36 PM

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US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ankara on Friday for talks with high level Turkish officials, with the goal of convincing Turkey to provide vital cooperation against the threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the region.

US President Barack Obama's administration has been working on building a strong coalition against the ISIL threat for some time, and Turkey's role is considered vital as a Sunni Muslim NATO ally within close proximity to the ISIL targets in the region.

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