December 1, 2015 / 2:05 PM / 4 years ago

Obama - Turkey needs to close 'gaps' in border with Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that there is some progress in sealing the border between Turkey and Syria but there are still some “gaps” exploited by Islamic State militants to bring in foreign fighters and sell oil.

Obama said he has had repeated conversations with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan about the issue, including on Tuesday.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Lisa Lambert

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