No plan to use Turkish infantry in Syria operations: minister

Turkish army tanks and military personnel stationed in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 25, 2016. (File photo: Reuters)

Turkey has no plans to use Turkish infantry in its military operations in northern Syria targeting ISIS and Kurdish fighters, Defence Minister Fikri Isik told reporters on Wednesday.

He said that if any operation was launched to take control of the ISIS -held town of al-Bab, further south from the current area of operations, this would be done with forces from the Free Syrian Army.

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