Turkey’s president says the Syrian border town of Kobani is about to fall to militants from the Islamic State group.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the comments Tuesday during an address to Syrian refugees at a camp in Gaziantep province, near the border with Syria.
Erdogan said aerial bombardments alone may not be enough to stop the Islamic State group and called for support of opposition forces.
“There has to be cooperation with those who are fighting on the ground.”
Just days ago, Turkey said it wouldn’t let Kobani fall and also have a large number of armored forces gathered on the Turkey side of the border just a mile away from the town of Kabani.
Turkey have an complex relationship with the predominantly Kurdish population in the area.