Report: Turkey To Allow U.S. To Launch Airstrikes

Turkey has agreed to let the United States launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group from its strategic Incirlik Air Base. That’s according to two Obama administration officials who weren’t authorized to comment publicly and requested anonymity. The U.S. has been seeking permission for months for the U.S.-led coalition to use Incirlik as a launching pad. 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 ISIS-linked militants.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London Friday morning to discuss.

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