The U.S. has increased airstrikes against ISIS militants in Kobani, a Syrian town along the Turkish border. This week, Turkey offered to help play a more active role in the training of moderate Syrian opposition groups as part of its role in an international coalition whose aim is to stop ISIS. We’ll discuss Turkey’s strategic interests in the battle against ISIS with Michael Gunter, a professor of political science at Tennessee Tech University and author, most recently of Out of Nowhere The Kurds of Syria in Peace and War.
(photo: A Turkish forces soldier on an armoured vehicle uses his binoculars as he patrols on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, overlooking Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis))