The announcement comes after Russian authorities revealed the blood-thirsty terror group were behind an attempted terror attack on a mosque in Siberia last year. Despite tensions between the nations high, after Russian fighter jets invaded Turkish airspace, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: “We are ready for very close cooperation and very close engagement with the Turkish authorities in the fight against the terrorist threat.” Russia’s offer of cooperation with Turkey is set to ruffle feathers amongst Washington and its allies, who have suggested Mr Putin is seeking to prop up Bashar al-Assad’s regime rather than defeat ISIS.

Putin claims his country wants to “contribute to the fight against terrorism” which threatens “the whole world”. The announcement is in response to the peace rally terror attack in the Turkish capital of Ankara, which killed 96 people and injured more than 240. The bombers struck as crowds were gathering to protest against violence between government forces and the outlawed PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party. CONTINUE