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Turkey says coalition to launch "comprehensive battle" on Islamic State

© Reuters. A Turkish Air Force A400M tactical transport aircraft is parked at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. aircraft and drones are arriving in Turkish air bases and a comprehensive battle against Islamic State militants will be launched soon, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

Turkey formally approved the use of its air bases by U.S. and coalition aircraft late last month, a major change in policy after years of reluctance in taking a front-line role against the Islamist fighters in...


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