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Turkey Denies It Gave U.S. Permission to Use Air Base Against Islamic State – Liz Sly and Craig Whitlock
(dailyalert.org, Oct. 14, 2014)

Turkey denied Monday that it has reached any “new agreement” with the U.S. to allow the use of Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey for attacks on the Islamic State militant group. (Washington Post)


See also Turkish Forces Strike PKK Outposts – Daniel Dombey

Turkey has carried out airstrikes against outposts of the Kurdistan Workers’ party, or PKK, in Daglica in the province of Hakkari, follow protests against Ankara’s non-interventionist stance towards Syria that left more than 30 people dead in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast. Much of Turkey’s Kurdish minority are outraged at the plight of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, currently besieged by fighters from the Islamic State, just across the border from massed ranks of Turkish tanks. (Financial Times-UK)

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