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Turkish Ambivalence Under Scrutiny as Kobani Teeters

Turkey has a front row view of the advance of Islamic State militants, with Turkish tanks within striking distance of IS fighters battling for the Syrian border town of Kobani.  Yet even as the United States and other Western allies press Ankara to join the anti-IS coalition, and Turkish Kurds take to the streets demanding a defense of Kobani, Turkey is holding back. Parliament last week approved Turkish military involvement in Syria and Iraq, and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was...

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