Turkish PM: Only Turkey fighting against Islamic State, the rest are pretending

Binali Yildirim, Turkish Prime Minister

Speaking today at an opening ceremony for environmental projects at a presidential complex, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim claimed, “only Turkey is fighting against Daesh [using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group]”.

Yildirim went onto say, “The world is pretending to fight against Daesh. In reality none of them are fighting them. Only Turkey is fighting them. With the Euphrates Shield operation, thank God, we sorted out al-Bab and people are now able to return to their normal lives.”