Turkey kills 3,000 IS fighters-Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey says “his country has killed three thousand Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq, adding that no other country is fighting Islamic State as Ankara was”.

NATO member said Turkey was initially a reluctant partner in the U.S.-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.

Reuters/Hauwa Mustapha