Unilateral ground action by Turkey for besieged Syrian town 'not realistic,' foreign minister says

By REUTERS
October 9, 2014 11:09

 
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Expecting Turkey to conduct a cross-border operation unilaterally to help save the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from being seized by Islamic State is not realistic, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

"It is not realistic to expect Turkey to conduct a ground operation on its own. We are holding talks.... Once there is a common decision, Turkey will not hold back from playing its part," Cavusoglu told a joint press conference with visiting NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg.

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