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Nato to discuss Turkish military operations

he Dag military post which was attacked by Islamic State militants on 23 July. Credit: Reuters/Murad Sezer

Turkey has called a meeting of its Nato allies to discuss threats to its security as well as its airstrikes on so-called Islamic State fighters and Kurdish forces.

The conference in Brussels will see the allies discuss joint US and Turkish plans or a military campaign to push the radical group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, creating an "Islamic State-free zone".

In what could be a problematic development for Nato, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has refused to draw a distinction between the Islamic State group and the PKK.

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