Turkey moves closer to the coalition
July 25, 2015 Updated: July 25, 2015 04:39 PM
After months of negotiations, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to open the Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey to coalition fighter jets attacking ISIL positions in Syria and Iraq. The airbase opening along with Turkish air strikes on ISIL positions mark a turning point for the coalition partly due to Incirlik’s proximity to ISIL’s unofficial capital of Raqqa in northern Syria.
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