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Fri Nov 27, 2015, 10:42 PM

U.S. Urges Turkey to Seal Border Border

Source: Wall Street Journal

The Obama administration is pressing Turkey to deploy thousands of additional troops along its border with Syria to cordon off a 60-mile stretch of frontier that U.S. officials say is used by Islamic State to move foreign fighters in and out of the war zone.

The U.S. hasnít officially requested a specific number of soldiers. Pentagon officials estimated that it could take as many as 30,000 to seal the border on the Turkish side for a broader humanitarian mission. Cordoning off just one section alone could take 10,000 or more, one official estimated.

Itís unclear how Turkey will respond. Turkish officials said they agree that tighter border control is necessary, and have begun implementing some measures. They suggested that the Pentagon troop estimates are inflated, but declined to give a number of their own.

In return for doing more to fight Islamic State, Turkey is seeking more financial help from Europe to deal with its 2.2 million Syrian refugees, as well as support for a safe zone in Syriaóan idea that has been shelved by the Obama administration as too risky and complicated.


Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-urges-turkey-to-seal-syria-border-1448674401



The Turkey ISIS alliance is now widely known.

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Jesus Malverde Nov 2015 OP
840high Nov 2015 #1
Tempest Nov 2015 #2
delrem Nov 2015 #3
Tempest Nov 2015 #8
delrem Nov 2015 #11
LinneaTench Nov 2015 #4
Demeter Nov 2015 #5
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Name removed Nov 2015 #7
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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 11:31 PM

2. "The Turkey ISIS alliance is now widely known."

How so?

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Response to Tempest (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 01:13 AM

3. ISIS supply lines go through Turkey.

ISIS oil routes, munitions routes, and general safe passage supply lines.

That's why Turkey doesn't like Russia bombing those supply lines.
Those convoys of tankers.
$$$ - $$$ - and sheer insanity has been driving this.

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Response to delrem (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:47 AM

8. They also have supply lines that go through Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan


Mostly Iraq.

Are you going to claim there's an alliance with those countries as well?

By your logic, the U.S. has an alliance with Mexico to let illegals into the country.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 12:37 PM

11. No, I didn't claim that the US has an alliance with Mexico to allow passage of illegals.

But you ought to do some reading on the ME, since your country is in the thick of it.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 01:30 AM

4. Should take care

Turkey is the only one country who is always ready to support. Although it's risky for Europe to help those refugees but many innocent Syrian is dying and need help. But, Turkey should also take careful about this entire situation.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 03:54 AM

5. US State Dept Insanity at its best

 

"urges"? Why so mild? Is this a tradeoff between protecting Biden's son and Erdogan's?

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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 05:54 AM

6. Turkey's president warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia not to "play with fire" after reports emerged that Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia.

Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey, and its tourism agency head announced on Friday it will ask more than 9,000 Russians currently in Turkey to return home by the end of December.

Inside Story - Who is buying ISIL's oil? (video)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/turkey-president-warns-russia-play-fire-151128035823435.html

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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:49 AM

10. And for lunch:

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:56 AM

9. More foxes to guard the hen house

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