Turkey has asked German to help it fight ISIS in Syria
Posted On July 8, 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is urging Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to send German troops to fight Islamic State in Syria.
Davutoglu said on Monday that Turkey has been fighting alongside Syrian Kurds against Islamic State militants for more than a year, but the military’s actions have not yet stopped the Islamic State group’s advance.
“If we see a clear path to victory, then we must be prepared to participate, including German soldiers,” Merkel said during a visit to the country.
The EU has imposed a number of sanctions on Turkey, accusing it of aiding Islamic State.
German Chancellor Angela Mitteleurope said on Tuesday that the country has been “overwhelmed” by the threat posed by the Islamic group, and is considering how to help its Kurdish minority, whose people are mostly Kurds.
European Union countries, including Germany, have already suspended a planned $1 billion investment in the military.
More:Germany is among the countries that have expressed concern about the situation in northern Syria, where the Turkish military has stepped up its efforts against Islamic state fighters.
Turkey has been the target of repeated US air strikes in recent weeks.