Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 4 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
The Turkish parliament has extended a one year mandate for the government to conduct military operations and send troops to Syria in case of necessity, Anadolu agency reported.
According to the report, the Nationalist Movement Party voted for this mandate, whilst the Republican People's Party voted against it.
The Cabinet of Ministers received the mandate on October 4 last year to protect the residents of the Turkish border regions from Syrian shelling where fierce fighting has been observed between the armed opposition and the Syrian army. Ankara has repeatedly struck back against the Syrian neighbouring areas.
Clashes between government forces and the armed opposition have been continuing in Syria for over two years. According to UN statistics, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria exceeds 110,000 people.