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Latest update : 2014-10-15

Coalition of the unwilling: Turkey launches airstrikes against Kurdish separatists

Turkey has swung into action with air strikes - not against the jihadists of the IS group who are besieging the Syrian border town of Kobani, but rather against the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party. It's the first attack against PKK positions in Turkey since a ceasefire went into effect two years ago. This comes as Washington is trying to persuade Turkey to allow the anti-IS coalition to use its Injirlik air base. Is this shaping up to be a coalition of the unwilling?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Jana JABBOUR

Researcher at Sciences Po Paris

Felix LEGRAND

Researcher, Noria Research

Mutlu CIVIROGLU

Analyst and columnist on Syria and Kurdish affairs

Suat KINIKLIOGLU

Executive director of STRATIM, former AKP member of the Turkish parliament

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