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US Backs Turkey Strikes Against Islamic State, PKK

The U.S. is backing Turkey's two-pronged air offensive and artillery strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq. The move follows a week in which violence in Turkey was blamed on both organizations - who are themselves staunch rivals. A White House spokesman said Sunday Ankara was within its rights to "take action related to terrorist targets," including when it struck a Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) town overnight Friday in...

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