No: 239, 29 August 2015, Press Statement on Joint Air Operations against DEASH Targets

The public had been informed with respect to the decisions taken on further deepening the existing cooperation between Turkey and the US to counter DEASH.

Also, the technical document regarding the participation of the Turkish Air Force in the ongoing air operations carried out by the International Coalition in the context of Operation Inherent Resolve against DEASH was signed between Turkey and the US on 24 August 2015.

Our fighter aircraft, together with Coalition fighter aircraft, began carrying out joint air operations as of yesterday evening against DEASH targets in Syria that also present a threat to our national security.

Countering terrorist organizations is a national security issue of priority for Turkey. Our efforts to combat terrorism will continue resolutely.

Turkey will continue its active support to the efforts towards eliminating the threats presented by DEASH, which Turkey put in its own list of terrorist organizations in 2013, both at the national level and as a part of the Coalition with a firm determination.