According to AP, the Turkish parliament agreed that Turkey could send troops to fight the Islamic state (IS) in Syria and Iraq.
The result of the voting in parliament ended with 298 votes for and 98 against intervention. The mandate is valid for one year.
The National Assembly's decision also provides a green light for foreign troops to be stationed in Turkey, and to use the country's military bases for the same purpose. However, it does not commit Turkey to send troops to Syria or Iraq.
Insurgents of the Islamic state (IS) is about to take the city Ayn al-Arab on the border between Syria and Turkey. According to eyewitnesses Thursday, fierce fighting between ISIS and Kurdish militias took place just a few hundred meters south and southeast of the city, which the Kurds call Kobani.
Turkey has a southern border with Syria of 822 kilometers, but Turkey was earlier this week, accused of having prevented the Kurdish resistance to fight ISIS.
The decision means that the Turkish government has given approval to immediately send troops to both countries to fight the rebel group the Islamic State (IS) if necessary.
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