Turkish MPs to Vote on Military Action Against ISIS

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Turkish MPs to Vote on Military Action Against ISIS, but analysts warn these moves are being met with resistance as questions remain over what form military action would take.

The Turkish parliament is due to vote Thursday on two motions empowering the government to sanction military operations in Iraq and Syria.

The motions come as the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan steps up his rhetoric against the Islamic State.

In an interview published this week, Erdogan indicated that Turkey was ready to take part in U.S.-led military operations against the radical Islamist group. But Semih Idiz, international relations columnist for the Turkish newspaper Taraf and the Al Monitor website, warns the government is facing strong opposition to any military action.

“There is no support from the opposition,” said Idiz. “The question about public support, I am sure there is lot of public concern about what it will mean for Turkey. On the…

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