Turkey drawing up military equipment to Syrian border
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey drew up military equipment to the country's southern province of Sirnak, which borders with Syria, the Kanal7 television channel reported August 6.
Reportedly, along with military equipment, army units and security forces have also gathered in the province.
Earlier, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey is determined to continue fighting against the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL).
Cavusoglu said the moderate opposition forces can be deployed in the Syrian territories liberated from IS. In addition, the Syrian refugees can return to these areas.
"Turkey and the United States will soon launch a joint massive operation against the IS terrorists," said Cavusoglu.
In late July, a powerful explosion occurred in the Turkish city of Suruc on the border with Syria. Some 32 people were killed in the attack, and about 100 were injured.
On July 25, the Turkish air force kick-started a major military air operation in northern Syria against the IS.
Edited by CN
Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu