Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Turkish Army deployed a large number of reinforcements against the background of the killing of five Turkish soldiers in clashes with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Idlib countryside.

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According to the Anatolia News Agency, the Turkish Army has sent additional military reinforcements to the Turkish observation points in the Syrian Idlib Governorate amid a new advance by the Syrian Arab Army.

According to the agency’s correspondent, the reinforcements included “units of commando forces, and about 60 armored vehicles carrying soldiers.”

The forces moved from the Rehanli district in the Hatay province, to Syrian territory, under strict security measures in the area.

“The attack on our soldiers in Idlib is the beginning of a new stage for Turkey in Syria,” Erdogan said at a meeting of the parliamentary bloc of the Justice and Development Party.

According to the Anatolia News Agency, Erdogan stressed that “our air and ground forces will move when needed freely in all areas of our operations in Idlib and will carry out military operations if necessary.”

Erdogan had announced earlier that Turkish forces would remain in Syria, indicating that their presence was legal and in accordance with the Adana agreement signed between the two countries previously.

 

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Erdog wise guy, Idlib has always been an integral part and a territory of Syria for centuries and does not belong to Turki. Just becos you have more Sunnis who hate President Assad & his Alawaite Govt doesn’t mean it belongs to Turki. If you go by that logic then you can claim land from China in Uyghur becos Turks migrated over 1000 years ago to China from Turki and occupied & are claiming independence. Go ahead declare war against China and support Uyghurs.

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Turks come from inner Asia.

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I thought they came from the backside of an aborted donkey…