Turkey planning operations to clear Syrian border of Islamic State
Published 18/11/2015 | 09:21
Turkey and its allies are planning operations to clear Islamic State militants out of a stretch of the country's border with Syria.
Foreign minister Feridun Sinirlioglu told the state-run Anadolu Agency that Turkey would not to allow IS to remain a threat to its borders.
Mr Sinirlioglu said: "When the plans are complete our operations (against IS) will intensify. You will see this in the coming days."
IS controls a 60-mile portion of Syria's border with Turkey, allowing the group to smuggle in fighters, arms and equipment.
Turkey has taken a more active role in the fight against IS in the past year, joining air strikes against the group in Syria and allowing US planes to use its bases.