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Thursday 8 December 2016

Turkey 'agrees to let US use base'

Turkey has agreed to let the US launch airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) group from its strategic Incirlik Air Base.

That's according to two Obama administration officials who weren't authorised to comment publicly and requested anonymity.

The US has been seeking permission for months for the US-led coalition to use Incirlik. Turkey had been resistant to the idea amid domestic opposition. But in recent days, Turkey has been hit by a surge of violence blamed on IS-linked militants.

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