Russia has provided France with proof of Turkey’s support for the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry stated Friday.
Russia’s General Staff has provided information to France on Turkey’s role in stealing Syrian natural resources and financing the Islamic State.
Russia also claimed that Turkey is smuggling militants to the northern part of Syria to reinforce the terrorist group.
The statement was issued after the Russian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff met with his French counterpart in the Russian capital.
The two sides outlined prospects for intensifying cooperation in the fight against international terrorism.
Options include forming a working group of military experts from both General Staffs.
They also agreed to promote real-time information exchange in order to launch more effective strikes against IS targets.