Turkey Still Negotiating US Use of Bases to Fight IS Militants

October 13, 2014 7:33 PM

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Turkey is denying a U.S. statement it has agreed to allow its military bases to be used in the campaign against Islamic State militants. Turkish air bases are seen as key to the U.S.-led coalition against the jihadist group, which is expanding its reach in Syria and Iraq.

Turkish media report sources in the prime minister's office say there is no agreement with Washington for the use of Turkey's military bases by the U.S.-led coalition. But the same sources say negotiations are continuing.

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