Turkey is set to send ground forces to Syria

Turkey is set to send ground forces to Syria
Thu May 7, 2015 19:59:58

Turkey's main opposition party said Ankara is set to send ground forces to Syria in the upcoming days to militarily intervene in its neighboring country.

According to Gursel Tekin, the deputy chairman of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), the Turkish ground forces are scheduled to be dispatched to Syria within two days, Turkish Today's Zaman newspaper reported on Thursday.

He further elaborated that the forces will be sent to the north of Syria on Thursday or Friday night, adding that he has received the information on Turkey’s plan for intervention in Syria from a reliable source.

He further warned against the repercussions of such an intervention, stressing that the ruling party aims to extend its rule in the country by dragging Turkey into a quagmire.

US-based news outlet Huffington Post reported in April that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are in high-level talks aimed at establishing a military alliance with the purpose of intervening in Syria and attempting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

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