U.S., Turkey to launch ‘comprehensive’ anti-Islamic State operation

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey and the United States will soon launch “comprehensive” air operations to flush Islamic State fighters from a zone in northern Syria bordering Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters on Monday.

Detailed talks between Washington and Ankara on the plans were completed on Sunday and regional allies including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan as well as Britain and France may also take part, Cavusoglu said in an interview.


Oh yea, this’ll work out great.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Comprehensive, eh?
    Well, that’s a nice change.

    In fact, I bet it will be so “comprehensive” that it will include the Kurds, and only the Kurds, because you know… they’re the Kurds!

  • BillyHW

    So in other words, Obama finally gets to start bombing the Kurds, Yazidis and Christians, just like he’s always wanted.

  • ntt1

    but turkey reserves the right to bomb other anti islamist forces at will. turkey is part of the aspirations of ISIL they want former glory reinstated.

  • WalterBannon

    sure, any plan that includes the Islamic state of Turkey is just bread and circuses, a non plan intended to lull stupid voters into a sense of “we are doing something”

  • Minicapt

    For which side will the State Department be working?