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Turkey's Erdogan decries focus over Kobani, calls for coalition strikes elsewhere in Syria

  • French President Francois Hollande, right, shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, Oct.31, 2014. A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    French President Francois Hollande, right, shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, Oct.31, 2014. A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • French President Francois Hollande, left, welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, Oct.31, 2014. A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    French President Francois Hollande, left, welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, Oct.31, 2014. A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walks past Republican Guards before talks with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, Oct.31, 2014. A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walks past Republican Guards before talks with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, Oct.31, 2014. A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the international community is focusing too much on the battle over Kobani and is calling for strikes in other parts of Syria.

Speaking at a news conference with French President Francois Hollande, Erdogan said, "We're only talking about Kobani, a city on the Turkish border where there is almost no one left besides 2,000 fighters."

"It's difficult to understand this approach: why are coalition forces continually bombarding Kobani. Why don't the coalition forces want to act in other zones?" Erdogan said.

Hollande said he considers Aleppo to be the most important city in the Syrian war, but Kobani remains important "even emptied of its population." He said he's confident Erdogan will allow reinforcements to reach Kobani from Turkey.