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Jesus Malverde

(10,274 posts)
Fri Nov 27, 2015, 11:42 PM Nov 2015

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. hasn’t 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.

It’s 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 Syria—an 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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U.S. Urges Turkey to Seal Border Border (Original Post) Jesus Malverde Nov 2015 OP
This message was self-deleted by its author 840high Nov 2015 #1
"The Turkey ISIS alliance is now widely known." Tempest Nov 2015 #2
ISIS supply lines go through Turkey. delrem Nov 2015 #3
They also have supply lines that go through Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan Tempest Nov 2015 #8
No, I didn't claim that the US has an alliance with Mexico to allow passage of illegals. delrem Nov 2015 #11
Should take care LinneaTench Nov 2015 #4
US State Dept Insanity at its best Demeter Nov 2015 #5
Turkey's president warns Russia not to 'play with fire' Baclava Nov 2015 #6
Message auto-removed Name removed Nov 2015 #7
And for lunch: forest444 Nov 2015 #10
More foxes to guard the hen house daleo Nov 2015 #9

Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

delrem

(9,688 posts)
3. ISIS supply lines go through Turkey.
Sat Nov 28, 2015, 02:13 AM
Nov 2015

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.

Tempest

(14,591 posts)
8. They also have supply lines that go through Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan
Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:47 AM
Nov 2015

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.

delrem

(9,688 posts)
11. No, I didn't claim that the US has an alliance with Mexico to allow passage of illegals.
Sat Nov 28, 2015, 01:37 PM
Nov 2015

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

LinneaTench

(11 posts)
4. Should take care
Sat Nov 28, 2015, 02:30 AM
Nov 2015

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.

 

Demeter

(85,373 posts)
5. US State Dept Insanity at its best
Sat Nov 28, 2015, 04:54 AM
Nov 2015

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

 

Baclava

(12,047 posts)
6. Turkey's president warns Russia not to 'play with fire'
Sat Nov 28, 2015, 06:54 AM
Nov 2015

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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