Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar participated in the meeting in the Saudi capital that discussed ways to enhance the efforts of the anti-Daesh coalition to paralyze the capabilities of the terror group in the Middle East.

The military chiefs from nations that included Jordan, Malaysia, UAE, U.S. and the kingdom, among others, also decided to tighten coordination between their militaries in anti-Daesh operations.

Turkey has taken steps to crack down on Daesh since 2014 when the terror group launched a series of suicide bombings in Turkey.

Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to improve security, and eliminate the terror threat from Daesh as well as other terror groups along Turkey’s border with Syria.

Anadolu Agency