The government of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has recently been keen to demonstrate its tough stance on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), with reports of Turkish military operations against the terror group filling the national headlines.
However, RT learned that the situation on the ground is very different f-rom that presented by Ankara when its correspondent, Lizzie Phelan, visited the Turkish town of Karkamis near the border area in Syria controlled by IS.
IS militants and their fortifications in the Syrian town of Jarablus are “strikingly visible” f-rom the other side of the frontier, RT’s Phelan reported.
“When we zoom across the border, on top of… the building we can clearly see an IS flag,” she said." />