Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani

October 20, 2014 12:07 PM

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SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish forces cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani "to give support" to fellow Kurdish fighters defending the town against Islamic State militants.

The remarks by Mevlut Cavusoglu at a news conference in Ankara followed the announcement by the U.S. military that it had for the first time airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to the Kurdish forces in Kobani, along the Syrian-Turkish border.

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