US, Turkey vow to jointly fight Islamic State financing

 US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan asserted a strong joint commitment to combat financial networks supporting Islamic State militants at a G20 summit in Istanbul, a US Treasury spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Reuters| Updated: Feb 10, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

Istanbul: US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan asserted a strong joint commitment to combat financial networks supporting Islamic State militants at a G20 summit in Istanbul, a US Treasury spokesperson said on Tuesday.

In a meeting on the sidelines of the summit, the two also agreed that boosting near-term domestic demand should be a top priority for the G20 under Turkey`s presidency in 2015 and that all parties should adopt a "pragmatic way forward" over Greece.