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Turkey Seeks Buffer Zone on the Border With Syria – New York Times

New York Times Turkey Seeks Buffer Zone on the Border With SyriaNew York TimesSmoke rose from the Syrian town of Kobani amid fighting watched from the Turkish town of Suruc. The United States has nudged Turkey to play a greater … Continue reading

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Turkey and Syria – The Economist

The Economist Turkey and SyriaThe EconomistTHE contrast could not be starker. On one side of a barbed-wire fence, beneath plumes of smoke from air strikes and amid the rattle of gunfire, the bearded fighters of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) … Continue reading

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US and Turkey stuck in diplomatic stand-off over Isis in Syria – Financial Times

Irish Independent US and Turkey stuck in diplomatic stand-off over Isis in SyriaFinancial TimesThe US and Turkey are engaging in an exercise of diplomatic brinkmanship over Islamist militants in Syria, even as the fate of Kobani, a key Syrian border … Continue reading

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Turkish action against IS in Syria ‘unrealistic’ – BBC News

BBC News Turkish action against IS in Syria 'unrealistic'BBC NewsTurkey's foreign minister says it cannot be expected to lead a ground operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria on its own. Mevlut Cavusoglu also called for the creation of … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria policy is undoing years of rapprochement with Kurds – Financial Times

USA TODAY Turkey's Syria policy is undoing years of rapprochement with KurdsFinancial TimesTurkey awoke on Wednesday to tanks on the streets and curfews in its southeastern cities – sights many Turks hoped had been consigned to history. It was the … Continue reading

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Kobane: IS and Syria Kurds in fierce gun battles – BBC News

BBC News Kobane: IS and Syria Kurds in fierce gun battlesBBC NewsKurdish fighters are engaged in fierce gun battles with Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as US-led coalition air strikes continue. A BBC correspondent near … Continue reading

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Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances – Reuters

Reuters Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advancesReutersMURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" on Tuesday as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that … Continue reading

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Airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria draw militant response – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald Airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria draw militant responseSydney Morning HeraldUrfa, Turkey: Dozens of men have been swept up in a campaign of retribution by Islamic State militants, who appeared determined to make the local population of … Continue reading

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US-led air strikes pound Isis bases in Syria – The Guardian

The Guardian US-led air strikes pound Isis bases in SyriaThe GuardianAleppo, Syria A man walks past damaged buildings after US-led air strikes in Aleppo last week. Photograph: Abdalghne Karoof/Reuters. US-led forces launched air strikes overnight on territory controlled by Islamic … Continue reading

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ISIS hit with fresh airstrikes by US-led coalition in Syria – CBC.ca

CBC.ca ISIS hit with fresh airstrikes by US-led coalition in SyriaCBC.caU.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists … Continue reading

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