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Erdogan: Turkey has killed 3,000 ISIS militants in Syria, Iraq

Turkey has meanwhile said it needs more help from Western allies in the fight against ISIS

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

NATO member Turkey was initially a reluctant partner in the US-led coalition against ISIS 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 ISIS, particularly near the Syrian border, where the Turkish town of Kilis has been hit for weeks by repeated rocket fire.