Turkey and the US are ready to drive ISIS from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Edogan has suggested.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said President Barack Obama floated the idea of joint action against the militants when they met at the G20 meeting in China.
He said Turkey would have “no problem” with such action.
In August, Turkey launched an operation inside Syria, targeting both ISIS and Kurdish rebels.
Turkish-backed militia drove ISIS from the border town of Jarablus, but Turkey has also been concerned with checking the advance of Kurdish forces whom it regards as terrorists.
The offensive continues, and Russia, who is allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says it is deeply concerned by the movement of Turkish forces deeper into Syrian territory.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on Raqqa were published in Turkish media. There has been no confirmation from the US.
“Obama wants to do some things jointly concerning Raqqa,” he said.
“We said this would not be a problem from our perspective.”
“I said <<our soldiers should come together and discuss, then what is necessary will be done>>,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan added.