‘Turkey refuses to join US-led offensive on ISIS stronghold of Raqqa if Kurds involved’

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Ankara is willing to support the anti-terrorist operation to free the IS stronghold of Raqqa in a US-led offensive.

However, Turkey would only fight alongside ‘moderate opposition’ forces in Syria. The participation of Kurdish militants in the international coalition’s operation to defeat IS is out of the question for Ankara.

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