Turkey Faces Critical Choice As ISIS Fights On Border06:59
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The city center of Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani seen from the Turkish side of border as thousands of new Syrian refugees from Kobani arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.(Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
The city center of Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani seen from the Turkish side of border as thousands of new Syrian refugees from Kobani arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.(Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
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Turkey continues to hold back as fighting continues in the Syrian town of Kobani today, a mile south of the Turkish border .

U.S. coalition jets struck a police station today after it was captured by ISIS forces.

The U.S.-led strikes on ISIS positions and equipment around and actually in the town are helping Syrian Kurdish militia hold on to most of the city.

Here & Now's Robin Young spoke with Bulent Aliriza, the director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about whether Turkey will take a role with ISIS at its gates.

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  • Bulent Aliriza, director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

This segment aired on October 9, 2014.

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