Turkish tanks face away from border town Kobane
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Turkey tanks idle as IS attacks Kobane

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed to protect the border town Kobane from IS occupation after Turkey authorised military operations against militants in Iraq and Syria.

But despite Thursday's parliamentary decision, Turkey seems wary of getting involved.

There are no signs of any imminent Turkish move to stop the town falling.

It seems likely the government will once again press members of the US-led coalition to create a no-fly zone before sending troops anywhere across the border.

The BBC's Paul Adams reports that Kobane is still under attack while a squadron of Turkish tanks sits idle a few hundred metres away.

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