Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS: Erdogan
ISTANBUL - Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn the Islamic State group's defacto capital of Raqa in Syria into a "graveyard" for the jihadists, the Turkish president said on Saturday.
"They will look for a place for themselves to hide," he said.
Erdogan's comments come ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump on May 16 in the United States.
Turkey sees the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria as a terrorist group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been waging a deadly insurgency against Ankara since 1984.
Turkey this month announced that it had completed its half-year Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria against jihadists and Kurdish militia, although it is keeping a presence to maintain security in towns now under control of pro-Ankara Syrian rebels. (APP)