US refused to exchange intelligence with Turkey on a mission against IS

Washington refused to exchange intelligence and transmit data on the actions of the international coalition against the “Islamic State” due to the military operation of Ankara in Syria.

According to Spiegel sources, the Pentagon ordered this on October 9th. Washington fears that Ankara is using this information against Kurds in northeastern Syria.

In the military circles of Germany, the US move was called “a slap in the face to the president” of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan. In fact, the United States, according to experts, informally excluded Ankara from the international coalition against the Islamic State.

According to Spiegel, the German Armed Forces, which carry out reconnaissance flights over the territory of Syria and Iraq, due to distrust of Turkey, will no longer transmit coalitions shots from Tornado aircraft.