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Turkish foreign minister says Turkey, US have concluded talks on anti-IS operations

Turkey's foreign minister says Turkish and U.S. officials have concluded "technical talks" on operations against the Islamic State group.

Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters Tuesday that Turkish and U.S. military officials have sealed an agreement on technical details and procedures.

Cavusoglu didn't provide details, but he has previously said an extensive and coordinated operation against the militant group would start soon.

Ending months of reluctance, Turkey has agreed to a deeper involvement in the fight against IS. It has carried out raids against IS targets in Syria and is allowing a key air base close to the Syrian border to be used in the U.S.-led campaign against the extremists.

The move follows a suicide bombing in July, blamed on IS, which killed 33 people in Suruc on the Syrian border.