Turkey says 'has plans' for joint US operation against IS

A shell explodes in the Syrian city of Kobane as seen from the Turkish border village of MursitpinarTurkey’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Ankara “has plans” for a joint operation with the United States to end the presence of Islamic State militants along any part of its border with Syria. Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu told the state-run news agency Anatolia that IS militants still had a presence on some of Turkey’s border with northern Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview with CNN late Tuesday that “we are entering an operation with the Turks” to shut off 98 kilometres (61 miles) of border still not secure from IS.

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