ankara pledge

A Syrian Kurdish refugee boy walks in a water on October 11, 2014 in a camp in the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. About 300,000 Syrian Kurd refugees have fled the town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, after an almost one month assault by Islamic State militants. The United States reported “progress” on October 10 in pressing Turkey to participate in the fight against the Islamic State group, noting a pledge from Ankara to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS