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  1. Turkey Votes to Join Anti-IS Coalition

    Ankara’s parliament has authorized military action against Islamic State militants, following significant pressure from the Obama administration. With IS in sight of the Kurdish stronghold of Kobani, many of its residents have fled into Turkey, but losing the town would be a major strategic blow to the U.S.-led coalition. Turkey, which borders Iraq and Syria, is especially vulnerable to the hard-hitting extremist movement and President Recep Erdogan has stressed the need for a longer-term solution.

    The Guardian, FT

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