Consensus on Turkish involvement in Mosul operation coalition: PM Yıldırım
AFP photoThere is a consensus on Ankara’s involvement in the U.S.-led coalition for the operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Oct. 18.
Earlier reports had suggested that Yıldırım said Turkish warplanes had already participated the coalition air strikes on Mosul.
When asked about his remarks during his address to his ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) parliamentary group meeting, Yıldırım said Turkish warplanes would join the operations in Mosul “when necessary.”
“In principal, there is a consensus on [Turkish] involvement in the coalition,” Yıldırım told reporters.
“I do not know the details of the operations but of course it is important to be involved in the coalition,” he added.