Mogherini on ISIS, 'not West vs. Islam'

Encourages leading NATO countries to influence others for action

(ANSA) - Catania, October 2 - Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini on Thursday said the fight against Islamic State militants (ISIS) isn't a fight between the West and Islam.
    "This isn't a clash of the West versus Islam," she told a meeting of the NATO Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group (GSM) parliamentary assembly.
    Mogherini also said that NATO countries should encourage others to join in the coalition fight against ISIS Islamic militants.
    Turkey, a NATO member country, has come under fire for its refusal to support a military offensive against ISIS.
    However, the Turkish Parliament was set to vote Thursday on whether to authorize military force in Iraq and Syria.
    Italy is supporting the international campaign to combat ISIS, which has captured large areas of Syria and Iraq and carried out a series of atrocities, including the beheading of Westerners.