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Turkey First Bomb Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria [VIDEO]

Turkey has struck a military and security cooperation pact with the US that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of coalition air strikes. But what US officials describe as a game-changing deal also comes with a potentially high price tag: the escalating spillover of the Syria-Iraq conflict into neighboring Middle East countries.
In cutting the deal, President Obama chose his moment well. For months, negotiations between Washington and Ankara over the possible use of Turkish military bases in the coalition’s air campaign against Isis had been getting nowhere. Then, last Monday, an Isis suicide bomber killed 32 people in an attack in the Turkish town of Suruç, near the Syrian border. The resulting pressure on Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s president, to hit back was intense.

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