ANKARA, Feb 13 (NNN-ANADOLU) – Turkish president threatened to attack Syrian forces “everywhere,” if Turkish soldiers are targeted again in the Idlib province.
“If any harm comes to our soldiers in observation posts or anywhere (in Syria), I declare that we will hit (Syrian) forces everywhere, regardless of the Sochi deal,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in parliament.
Erdogan was referring to the 12 observation posts established in Idlib, aiming to monitor the cease-fire in the last rebel stronghold.
The Turkish military will hit Syrian government forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria, “without hesitation” in the case of another attack against Turkish troops, Erdogan warned.
Turkey recently sent reinforcements to Syria, following several exchanges of fire with the Syrian forces, killing 13 Turkish soldiers in two separate incidents in Idlib.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, announced that a Turkish delegation will visit Russia, to continue the previous talks between officials of the two countries in Ankara, as part of efforts to calm down escalation in Idlib.– NNN-ANADOLU