Turkey to provide support for anti-IS operation in Jarablus: FM
Updated: 2016-08-25 09:36
ANKARA - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday that Turkey is ready to provide all kinds of support for military operations against the Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian town of Jarablus, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
Speaking at a joint press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in Ankara, Cavusoglu said that Turkey does not want the IS to exist in Iraq and Syria, and Turkey will provide all contributions to cleanse the terrorist organization from neighboring countries.
"We provide all kinds of logistical support for coalition countries and we actively participate in the fight against the IS," the Turkish foreign minister said.
"We have killed more than 650 IS terrorists in (northern Iraq's) Bashiqa camp alone with artillery fire," he added.
Earlier on Monday, he said the IS militants must be totally pushed from the Syrian border region, amid reports suggesting that Syrian rebels were preparing to launch an attack to seize Jarablus, the last significant town held by the jihadist group on the border with Turkey.
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