NATO says will take action to protect Turkey if needed

October 6, 2014 15:00

The NATO military alliance has the option of moving land troops into Turkey if that proves necessary to protect Turkish security in the face of attacks from Islamic State, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday.

Stoltenberg, speaking through a translator at a news conference during a visit to Poland, also said NATO was very concerned at the large number of violations the alliance had observed of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

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