Turkey and Islamic State

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Despite Turkey being a crucial member of NATO and wanting to join the EU, it is not part of the coalition fighting the Islamic State. Bill Park commented: 'What the Turks are really angling for is a commitment to the overthrow of Assad, that's their priority. Unless they get that, it's not clear that they will make a direct military contribution.' Also reported by BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast. Mr Park has also written a piece for Telegraph on Turkey's reluctance to strike Islamic State in Syria.
Period7 Oct 2014
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