Turkey Couples Islamic State Bombing Runs With Striking Kurdish Targets

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it’s afraid of losing clout with the U.S., but its second front against Kurdish rebels in Iraq on Saturday could complicate Washington’s war.

For months, Ankara had been reluctant to join the U.S.-led coalition against IS despite gains made by the extremist group on Turkey’s doorstep.

Now, Turkish warplanes are directly targeting IS locations — the latest...

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