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Turkey appears to be inching toward a greater role in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS after the group freed 46 Turkish hostages, but it remains unclear how far it will go to combat the militants.As the United States builds a military coalition including Gulf Arab states to fight the radical militant group, Turkey has been conspicuous by its absence, playing no public role in U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria this week.It follows the release Saturday of 46 Turkish hostages by ISIS, thereby removing the proximate cause for Turkey's reluctance to take part in military action. Before their release, U.S. officials often explained Turkey's reluctance by noting unique "sensitivities" Turkey faced.A central U.S. demand is that Turkey better control its porous 900 kilometer border with Syria, which has been a key transit point for foreign fighters to join ISIS.In public, U.S. officials say they were satisfied with Turkish support. Asked if the United States was getting what it needed from Turkey, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday replied with a single word: "Yes".
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