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Whose side is Turkey on?

Seemingly complacent about the threat of Islamic State, Turkey is caught in a vortex of its own making

Peshmerga fighters pass through Turkey on 29th October, on their way to Syria to support the battle against Islamic State in Kobane. © STRINGER/TURKEY/Reuters/Corbis

In the small hours of 29th October, a small convoy of military vehicles crossed via the Habur checkpoint from the Kurdish region of northern Iraq into Turkey. The convoy contained 150 Peshmerga, Iraqi Kurdish fighters, on their way to reinforce the…

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