Turkey gets NATO to meet on the Islamic State

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Turkey called for an emergency meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to deal with the Islamic State:

July 28, 2015

NATO held an unusual emergency meeting Tuesday to support Turkey, whose President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his forces are pressing their campaign against Islamic State militants and Kurdish rebels in Syria and Iraq.

“No steps back will be taken in our fight against terrorism,” Erdogan said at a news conference in Ankara. “This … will continue with the same determination.”