Turkey Offers Military Bases to U.S.-Led Coalition

October 13, 2014 8:13 AM

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Turkey pledged to open its military bases to coalition troops and help train Syrian rebels as Pentagon leaders prepare to host defense ministers from 20 nations this week to plot strategy against Islamic State forces.

After weeks of hesitation and complaints it wasn’t doing enough to combat Islamic State extremists, Turkey agreed to let the U.S. and allies train moderate Syrian rebels on its soil and make use of its bases, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said yesterday.

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