Turkey

The Republic of Turkey plays a major role in the Global Coalition: through hosting Coalition assets in its bases, participating in air operations and targeting terrorist elements in Syria; diminishing the financing and recruiting capabilities of Daesh; and delivering aid and providing shelter for displaced Syrians. As co–chair of the Coaliton’s Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group, Turkey also actively supports and leads international initiatives in this field.

Our goal is clear: Eradication of all terrorist elements including foreign terrorist fighters and establishing a security and stability belt around us.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey


20,000

Turkish military personnel securing Turkey’s border with Syria.

487

Counter-Daesh Military and Counter-Terrorism Operations undertaken by Turkey in 2016 thus far.

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