Vadim Ghirda, Associated Press
In this Sept. 1, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Air Force plane takes off from the Incirlik airbase, in southern Turkey. Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military use the key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, senior Obama administration officials said July 23, 2015, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition amid a surge of violence in Turkey blamed on IS-linked militants.
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. use the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey for military operations against Islamic State militants, "within a certain framework."
Erdogan did not elaborate on details of the agreement, which U.S. and Turkish officials had said was made in a telephone conversation earlier this week with President Barak Obama.