Turkey's Dilemma Against IS In Syria

October 8, 2014 5:36 PM

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As Islamic State (IS) militants threaten to overrun the outgunned Syrian city of Kobani, Turkish forces stand a stones' throw away, poised to intervene at any moment.

Yet Turkey's ground troops and tanks across the border have not budged from their hilltop positions a few hundred meters from Kobani. Despite pledges that it would not let the predominantly Kurdish city fall, Ankara faces a very real dilemma when considering backing up its words with military action...

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