Turkey sends armed convoys to Syrian border

Turkish forces began a military fortification plan on their border, sending reinforcements to areas bordering Syria.

A convoy, including armed vehicles and soldiers, arrived in the Sanliurfa province southeast of Turkey, and will be heading to Gaziantep, according to local Turkish media.

A similar convoy also carrying military equipment reached the southern province of Hatay.

The move followed the announcement by the US-Kurdish Alliance of the formation of a border force headed by Kurdish factions to fight ISIS. This was described by the Turkish president as “disturbing and unacceptable”.

The move will include 30 convoys, half of which will consist of Syrian Democratic Forces, spread along the borders with Syria, Iraq and the Euphrates river extension.

The alliance will also train and prepare the Kurdish convoys on managing checkpoints which will be distributed over 820 kilometers across the Turkish-Syrian border.

Turkish forces had initiated a military operation in Afrin against Kurdish fighters where President Erdogan promised to prevent any armed Kurdish presence near the borders of his country.


Source   english.alarabiya.net

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