Turkish and UK troops are preparing to enter Syria from Turkey, a Turkish military spokesman said on Sunday, adding that a large number of tanks and heavy artillery would be used in the operation.
A spokesman for the Turkish Armed Forces said the troops would cross into Syria on the eastern frontier from the Turkish side of the Euphrates river.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said earlier in the day that the British-led coalition had made a deal with Russia to launch a bombing mission in Syria, adding the plan had been agreed upon with Russia and the United States.
He also said the Turkish military would conduct the operation from Turkey’s western border, with the aim of eliminating IS militants in Syria.
Turkey is supporting the Syrian government in its fight against IS militants.