We can’t stay out of Islamic State fight says Turkey president Erdogan

September 29, 2014 9:17 PM

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We can’t stay out of Islamic State fight says Turkey president Erdogan

TURKEY has admitted it cannot stay out of the fight with the Islamic State as it prepares to debate joining the US-led coalition fighting the militants.

As the Turkish army sent tanks and armoured vehicles to the town of Musitpinar on the Syrian border after stray Islamic State bullets hit Turkish villages and three mortar shells also landed in Turkish territory, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signalled a more robust stance toward the group.

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