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Turkey, Kurd tensions worry US in fight for Kobani

New NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, listens to Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. As U.S. generals and Secretary of State John Kerry warn that a strategic Syrian border town could fall to Islamic State militants, the Turkish military has deployed its tanks on its side of the frontier but only watched the slaughter. Turkey's inaction despite its supposed participation in a coalition forged to crush the extremist group is frustrating Washington and its NATO allies, and reviving a rebellion by Turkish Kurds.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense against extremists trying to take over the Syrian border town of Kobani.

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