European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers on Monday called on Turkey to open its border with Syria so supplies could reach the besieged Kurdish town of Kobane.

“The EU appreciates efforts by Turkey to shelter refugees from Kobane and calls on Turkey to open its border for any supply for the people of Kobane,?? the bloc’s foreign ministers agreed in a statement.

They unreservedly condemned the attacks, atrocities, killings and abuses of human rights perpetrated by the Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, and by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“As a consequence of its policies and actions, the Assad regime cannot be a partner in the fight against ISIL/Da’esh,?? the ministers said, using alternative names for the militant group.

The ministers added that the EU was determined to take immediate and long-term action to deny ISIL the benefits of its sources of funding and supply.

They also stressed their commitment to tackle the problem of European fighters who return from the region radicalised.

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