Turkey told US support in ISIL fight insufficient: Presidential spokesperson
ANKARA - Reuters
AA photoTurkey has told U.S. officials it has not received sufficient support in its fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the last month-and-a-half and expects full support in its bid to drive the jihadists out of Syria's al-Bab, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's spokesman said on Jan. 5.
İbrahim Kalın told broadcaster Kanal 24 he had the impression U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's administration would take greater account of Turkey's "sensitivities".
On Aug. 24, the Turkish Armed Forces launched an operation in Syria, the Euphrates Shield operation, with Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters to clear the country’s southern border of both the jihadist group and the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces, which Ankara considers as a terrorist group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).