Turkey accused of allowing Islamic State fighters to cross its border in Kobane attack

Turkey has been accused of allowing Islamic State jihadists to cross its border to attack the Kurdish town of Kobane, according to

Twin car bombs exploded close to the crossing point with the Turkish town of Mursitpinar, and Kurdish activists and residents claimed they had come across the border, despite its being heavily policed on the Turkish side.

Convoys of cars carrying up to 40 ISIS fighters – reportedly using the uniform of Kurdish YPG militia as a guise – then attacked Kobane from three sides in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Kobane became an important symbol in the battle against ISIS after the group launched a bid to take it last year.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS