ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkey borders Iraq and Syria, which are both suffering from Daesh activities.
"Turkey's goal, and the United States back us in this, is to clean up our borders from IS [Daesh] militants. The fight waged by the Syrian opposition against IS is supported by Turkey and the United States," Davutoglu said at a press conference with US Vice President Joe Biden.
In August 2015, Turkey began conducting airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria as part a US-led coalition against the terrorist group. Ankara made the decision in the wake of a deadly July suicide attack in the Turkish city of Suruc, blamed by Ankara on Daesh.