UK Urges Turkey To Join Military Alliance Against ISIS – 9 October 2014

RT logoAs Islamic State threatens to capture the Syrian city of Kobani, Britain’s defense secretary, Michael Fallon, has called upon the Turkish government to join the UK and its allies in military operations against the jihadist militants.

In a series of broadcast interviews, Fallon made an urgent appeal for more Middle Eastern states to form an alliance with the US and UK in their fight against Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL), stressing that the US and Britain could not act as the “saviors” of Syria and Iraq alone.

Fallon said that UK MPs would not back a move for Britain to extend its aerial bombing of ISIS militants in Iraq to the neighboring state of Syria, despite warnings such a maneuver is vital to defeating the group.

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