SANLIURFA, TURKEY -  OCTOBER 1: (TURKEY OUT) A Turkish soldier stands guarded near an APC in the border as smoke billows from the Syrian beseiged town of Kobane near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 01, 2014. Turkish troops could be used to help set up a secure zone in Syria, if there was an international agreement to establish such a haven for refugees fleeing Islamic State fighters, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments published on Saturday. Militants still held their positions around 10 kilometres west of Kobane inside Syria, witnesses said, with Kurdish positions the last line of defence between the fighters and the town. Kobane sits on a road linking north and northwestern Syria and Kurdish control of the town has prevented Islamic State fighters from consolidating their gains, although their advance has caused more than 150,000 Kurds to flee to Turkey since last week. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images)