Turkey has killed 3,000 Islamic State fighters in Syria, Iraq: President Erdogan

Turkey has meanwhile said it needs more help from Western allies in the fight against Islamic State, particularly near the Syrian border.

By: AP | Istanbul | Published:May 11, 2016 3:07 pm
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey May 4, 2016. REUTERS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. (Source: AP/File)

Turkey has killed 3,000 Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that no other country is fighting Islamic State as Ankara is.

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NATO member Turkey was initially a reluctant partner in the US-led coalition against Islamic State and faced criticism in the earlier stages of the Syrian war for failing to stop foreign fighters crossing its borders and joining the radical group.

Turkey has meanwhile said it needs more help from Western allies in the fight against Islamic State, particularly near the Syrian border, where the Turkish town of Kilis has been hit for weeks by repeated rocket fire.

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    Rajesh
    Jul 17, 2016 at 11:21 am
    Liar. Turkish jihadis are the ones supporting and funding ISIS through the of crude oil.
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    l s
    May 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm
    We support you. We will collect funds too. Just finish all these ISIS terorrists at the earliest.lt;br/gt;The more brutal their death, the more better for the world.
    Reply