Turkey says Iraqi Kurds can fight in Kobane. Could they make a difference?

October 20, 2014 8:45 PM

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Turkey says Iraqi Kurds can fight in Kobane. Could they make a difference?

Turkey doesn't want to allow Turkish Kurds - most importantly members of the Marxist PKK - to go fight in Syria. But the PKK's fighters have proven most effective in resisting Islamic State advances in Iraq.

Turkey has announced it is relenting – sort of – on military aid to the beleaguered Kurdish town of Kobane just over the border in Syria. The government refuses to allow in Turkish Kurds, who played a crucial role in the fight to repel the forces of the Islamic State from the Kurdish-Iraqi capital o...

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