Ankara may propose its coalition partners to join operations along the border with Syria in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIL), Turkish Ambassador to Russia Ümit Yardim said.
“The creation of a no-fly zone [along the border with Syria] is not currently on the agenda and is not being utilized. There is a task of cleansing the territory of 400 square kilometers of ISIL militants. We call this operation of cleansing the territory of terrorists and are not creating any type of special zone,” Yardim told RIA Novosti in an interview.
The ambassador said that it was premature to begin such an operation, but if it needs to be done, then “it would be done with those countries who are members of the coalition that Turkey gives its approval.”