August 25, 2015 / 6:23 PM / 3 years ago

Turkey to join coalition's air fight against Islamic State soon: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey have finalized technical details on an agreement to include Turkey in an international effort to bring down the Islamic State, fully integrating Turkey into the U.S.-led coalition’s air strikes against the militant group, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu answers a question during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

“It could take a few days to put these technical arrangements into place at the operational level. We believe that Turkey is committed to fully participating as soon as possible,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said at a media briefing.

Cook said the United States is continuing to discuss border operations with Turkey.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Bill Trott

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