Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS, says President Erdogan

29 April 2017, 04:59 PM
Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS, says Erdogan (File Photo)
Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS, says Erdogan (File Photo)

Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn the Islamic State group's de-facto capital of Raqa in neighbouring Syria into a "graveyard" for the Islamic States jihadists, the Turkish president said on Saturday.

"The huge America, the coalition and Turkey can join hands and turn Raqa into a graveyard for Daesh," Erdogan told an Istanbul meeting, using an alternative name for the IS group. His comments come ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump in mid-May in the United States. 

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First Published: Saturday, April 29, 2017 04:46 PM

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