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Kurdish exiles of Kobani, Syria, doubt Turkey's promise of help
Kurdish exiles of Kobani, Syria, doubt Turkey's promise of help

They make the daily trek to a stark hilltop overlooking their hometown, Kobani, once an anonymous Syrian border city but now the site of an epic battle beamed live globally via satellite trucks parked on the Turkish side. "I don't believe what the Turks are saying," said Khaled Baki, 31, a carpenter from Kobani and former fighter there who says he left 10 days ago to escort 34 family members to safety in Turkey. "It's all media talk." He was referring to this week's news that Turkey had decided to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to cross Turkish territory to join the battle in Kobani, a largely Kurdish enclave. That would signal a...

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