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US, Turkey at Odds Over Strategy Against Islamic State

Turkey is part of the U.S.-led international coalition that is confronting the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, but Ankara has refused to participate militarily. A major reason for Turkey's reluctance is that its regional priorities differ from those of the U.S.  Analysts say Washington's priority is Iraq, while Turkey's main goal is the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Nowhere is Turkey’s hesitancy to join the coalition more glaring than in...

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