BREAKING NEWS: Turkish Parliament Authorises Military Attack On ISIS

BREAKING NEWS: Turkish Parliament Authorises Military Attack On ISIS

By News Desk | The Trent on October 2, 2014
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Recep Erdogan, Benjamin Netanyahu,
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a press conference in Ankara. | AFP/Adem Altan

The Turkish parliament has voted on whether military force should be employed against Islamic State group (ISIS) with those in favour winning in a landslide 298-98 vote, according to CNN.

Turkey had earlier declined to participate in the coalition which declared war on ISIS, proffering only minimal support to the 40-nation strong coalition.

But the Turkish government seems to have made a change of heart after the advance of the terror group saw them surround the tomb of the grandfather of the Ottoman empire, with thousands reportedly fleeing the area.

The memorial tomb, which lies within the Syrian bother was ceded to the Turks after the end of the Franco-Turkish war in 1921, with Turkey allowed to place guards and hoist its flag at burial site.

Reasons for the motion  by the Turkish lawmakers was given as “increasing security risks” to the tomb among others.

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