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17 April 2014, Thursday
 
 
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Turkey sends military reinforcements to Syrian border

MILITARY VEHICLES TAKE REINFORCEMENTS TO THE SYRIAN BORDER IN A SIGN OF ESCALATING TENSIONS ALONG THE BORDER. PRIME MINISTER ERDOĞAN SAID ANY SYRIAN MILITARY UNIT APPROACHING THE BORDER WILL BE TREATED AS A DIRECT THREAT. (PHOTO: CIHAN)
26 June 2012, Tuesday / TODAYSZAMAN.COM
The Turkish military on Tuesday began sending reinforcements to the Syrian border after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned that any Syrian military unit approaching its border will be treated as a direct threat to Turkey.

The private Cihan news agency said some 15 military vehicles, including tanks and cannons, were dispatched to the border from Diyarbakır through Mardin. Tensions between Turkey and Syria hit a new low last week when the latter downed a Turkish jet in international airspace.

Erdoğan said on Tuesday that Turkey will no longer tolerate security threats from Syria along its border, further escalating tensions. “The rules of engagement for the Turkish Armed Forces [TSK] have changed,” Erdoğan said. “Any military element that approaches the Turkish border from Syria by posing a security risk and danger will be regarded as a threat and treated as a military target.”

 
 
COMMENTS
@GR, you are an abrrasive idiot 'cause you postings are idiotic.Is GR of yours, is abbreviation for GR-ee-ce,vague, thought so,that's make sense.
vangard
Where are leopard 2 tanks?
Gen
Senol, you don't seem to understand the difference between DEFENSIVE and OFFENSIVE weapons. Turkish jets would be decimated over Syrian soil but Turkish soil has no such state of the art protection from the air.
GR
@GR, your an idiot, its the opposite you wanker. Turkeys military is designed for conventional wars and hence why the Turkey's elite got billions in kick backs and why they, the generals resisted AKP coming into power because the wealthy contracts they controlled for buy expensive conventional weapo...
Senol
Do not piss around with this problem. Turks must go into Syria and show the Russians who is in control there. The Turkish Flag must be placed over the capital of Syria and only then we will see peace will prevail for Syria forever. No other way. Turkey has all the Syrian people and now their general...
jennet
Come on Erdogan attack! The world would love to see the Syrians united and pushing into Turkey! Just remember that Syrian defenses are designed to counter the IAF but Turkey's defenses are only good for the ragtag PKK nomads armed with Kalashnikovs.
GR
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