Turkey Wants Company Before Committing to ISIS Ground War

Somebody else will have to put skin in the game.


Turkey's foreign minister insisted Thursday that it's not "realistic" for the world to expect it to go it alone in launching a ground operation against ISIS, even as a monitoring group said the extremists had seized a chunk of a key battleground town near its border.

Speaking alongside visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Mevlut Cavusoglu also said that airstrikes alone cannot change the balance of power or "clean the whole region of ISIS and other terrorists."

The remarks will dismay many in Turkey who have demanded military intervention in Syria.