The United States on Monday praised a policy reversal by Turkey which agreed to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the border to help defend a besieged Syrian town.
"We welcome those statements from the foreign ministry," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters, after Ankara said it was now helping Iraqi peshmerga fighters to reach the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane under attack from militants.An influx of well-trained peshmerga fighters into Kobane could be a major boost for the Syrian Kurds, who are now being supported by US-led air strikes and air drops after a month-long battle against the ISIS group.
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