Turkish and US armies agree on ISIL

Turkish and US armies agree on ISIL

The chief of general staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar met with his US counterpart Joseph Dunford discussed joint strategies against ISIL in Syria and Iraq during a meeting in Ankara on Sunday, the Turkish armed forces said in a statement.

"Joint combat methods against ISIL in Syria and Iraq, namely al-Bab and Raqqa, were discussed for the coming days," the statement said, referring to two Syrian cities.

The two military chiefs also discussed the actions of the Kurdish YPG, a group backed by the United States but seen as a hostile force by Turkey, in Syria and Iraq and the risks of sectarian clashes in the region, the Turkish statement said.

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