Turkey

DoD Won’t Commit to ISIS ‘Safe Zone’
 

Despite the insistence of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Defense Department Press Secretary Peter Cook said Tuesday there are no plans to create a safe zone at the border of Turkey and Syria.

Obama: Iraqi Commitments Needed for 'Complete' ISIS Strategy
"We don't yet have a complete strategy."

President Barack Obama at the G-7 summit on Monday said he needs the Pentagon and the Iraqis to form a strategy to ramp up training of Iraqi troops to take on ISIS after the terror group’s recent gains.

“We’re reviewing a range of plans for how we might do that,” Obama said. “When a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people. … We don’t yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis as well.”