Turkey may be joining the ISIS fight for real

and that's the way it was

Earlier today, ISIS fighters reportedly attacked a Turkish border post in Kilis, killing two Turkish soldier and drawing return fire that killed at least one ISIS member. This, combined with Monday’s terrorist bombing of a pro-Kurdish rally in the Turkish town of Suruç, which is being blamed on ISIS, seems like it may have made an impact on Ankara, which announced later in the day that it was preparing to allow manned anti-ISIS coalition airstrikes to take off from its Incirlik air base, a development that Turkey has been resisting and that could have a significant positive impact on the coalition’s ability to strike ISIS inside Syria (particularly if this is just the first of many steps that really bring Turkey into the fight). Obviously it would be too much to say that the Suruç attack and the Kilis fighting caused Ankara to reverse course on the use of Incirlik…

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Kofoworola Awojobi

Kofoworola Awojobi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, where he currently lives. A medical doctor, he had always tended towards getting more atuned to the hidden truths that defines our very existence. He follows world politics avidly in a manner acompanied by self-reflection.

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