Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as reported by Reuters, said that Turkey is ready to join US military operation in raqqa against terrorists “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia), but the condition is the absence of the Kurdish militia.
“If the American side does not involve a detachment of the national defense and the Democratic Union [YPG and PYD, the Kurdish organizations in Syria. — ] we will be able to participate in this battle with US”, — said the head of the Turkish state.
According to him, the foreign Minister of Turkey, as well as “military authorities” of the country are in talks with the United States regarding Raqqa. “We announced your [the American side. — ], “—said Erdogan.
According to Reuters, Turkey considers two named Erdogan organizations branches of Kurdish militants, which, in particular, took responsibility for major terrorist attacks on Turkish territory.
On 24 August, Turkey launched a military operation “Shield of the Euphrates in Northern Syria, and in September opened a second front. On its results it was reported about the release of the Turkish-Syrian border from ISIS.