Iraq, Turkey pledge to join hands to fight IS jihadists

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) and his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi inspect a military honour guard before a meeting in Ankara on December 25, 2014Iraq and Turkey on Thursday pledged to join forces to fight Islamic State insurgents who are holding swathes of Iraq and Syria. “ISIS threatens not only Iraq’s and Turkey’s security but the entire region,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi told a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, using an alternative name for IS jihadists.

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