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    According to US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Turkish government could do more to fight Daesh.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Turkish government should step up its efforts to fight Daesh terror group operating in Iraq and Syria, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday.

    "The reality is, it [Turkey] shares a big border with Iraq and Syria, which border has been porous to foreign fighters going in both directions, and I think the Turks could do more," Carter stated. "I think the Turks could do more to fight ISIL [Islamic State]."

    The US-led international coalition of around 60 nations, including Turkey, has been conducting airstrikes against Daesh targets in Iraq and Syria since 2014. According to reports, Washington has demands that Turkey fight more actively against Daesh and enhance the controls on its border with Syria, which is being exploited by militants to transport weapons and jihadists.


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