Turkey approves military operations in Iraq, Syria

October 2, 2014 6:49 PM

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Turkey approves military operations in Iraq, Syria

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's parliament approved a motion Thursday that gives the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Parliament voted 298-98 in favor of the motion which sets the legal framework for any Turkish military involvement, and for the potential use of Turkish bases by foreign troops.

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