Turkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq

September 30, 2014 5:44 PM

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces as well as Turkish soldiers to make incursions into Syria and Iraq from its territory, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Tuesday.

Parliament is scheduled to renew mandates Thursday that authorize Turkey's military to carry out operations in Syria and Iraq. The existing mandates enable Turkey's military to cross the border to counter threats to Turkey from Kurdish rebels fighting Ankara from bases in Iraq or to make incursions ...

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