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Why Turkey continues to hold back from full involvement in the conflict in Kobane

Charountaki, Marianna (2014) Why Turkey continues to hold back from full involvement in the conflict in Kobane. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (22 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The Syrian town of Kobane has been under siege from Islamic State (IS) forces since September. Given that Kobane is located on the Turkish border, one of the key debates in the conflict has been over potential Turkish involvement, with the country so far holding back from providing any substantial support to the Kurdish forces defending the town. Marianna Charountaki writes that while in recent days there have been some concessions from Turkey, such as allowing Iraqi-Kurdish forces to cross the border into Syria, the country’s reluctance to become directly involved reflects its competing interests within the region.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 11:16
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 00:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71683

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