NATO welcomes Turkey's increased fight against Islamic State

September 9, 2016 17:17

ANKARA - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday welcomed Turkey's increased efforts to fight Islamic State militants in Syria and said training local forces was the key to battling the hardline Sunni Muslim group.

At a joint news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Stoltenberg also said NATO had increased its military presence in Turkey, which he described as a "strong and highly valued" member of the Atlantic alliance.

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