The Crisis In Iraq Ripples Into Turkey

Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is rejecting calls for a new unity government to try to stop the advance of Sunni militants in his country.

U.S. officials have insisted the crisis will have implications in the entire region. The New York Times reports today there are concerns in Turkey that that country’s decision to open its borders to rebels who wanted to fight in Syria backfired into what’s happening in Iraq now.

NPR’s Peter Kenyon joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson from Istanbul with details.


  • Peter Kenyon, international correspondent for NPR, based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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