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Turkish PM: No plans to send troops to Syria

Episode 150727 / 27 Jul 2015

Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report. Before you listen, read these three summaries.

a) Turkey has said it will use land troops if Syrian Kurdish fighters attack IS.

b) Turkey has said it will not use land troops but it might work with Syrian Kurdish fighters.

c) Turkey has said it will not use land troops if Syrian Kurdish fighters attack IS.

 Now listen and decide which one is correct. Listen again if you need to.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

How was that? Try listening again. Here are five definitions of key vocabulary items which may help you.

ruled out
decided that something will not happen

deployment
movement of soldiers to a particular place

ground forces
soldiers who fight on land, not in the air or at sea

posed no threat
created no danger

shelled
bombed

Step 3: Transcript and answer

Still not sure? This time you can read the transcript. The answer's underneath.

The Turkish prime minister has ruled out the deployment of ground forces in Syria to fight Islamic State militants. Ahmet Davutoglu said last week's decision to launch air strikes against IS positions could "change the game", as he put it.

Mr Davutoglu said that Ankara was prepared to work with Syrian Kurdish forces, provided they posed no threat to Turkey. However one Kurdish group in Syria – the Kurdish Protection Units – says Turkish tanks have shelled a village it controls close to the border.

Answer

The correct answer is: b) Turkey has said it will not use land troops but might work with Syrian Kurdish fighters.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio

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