The fighters of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party have heroically defended Kobane. Nevertheless, the S&D Group strongly deplores Turkey's inaction in the face of this jihadist assault and its refusal to join the anti-ISIS coalition. As a future candidate to join the European Union and as member of NATO, it is important for Turkey to have a more responsible attitude.

I believe that the military operation should have the exclusive aim of destroying ISIS and Al-Qaida-linked groups and should include all relevant regional players.

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