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Islamic State: Turkey MPs back Iraq-Syria deployment

Turkey has taken a critical step towards military action in Syria and Iraq.

Under pressure from the United States, the Turkish parliament has passed a motion to authorise the use of force.

It also allows the government to approve the use of Turkish bases by foreign forces fighting militants from the Islamic State group.

The BBC's Mark Lowen reports from Istanbul.

  • 03 Oct 2014
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