Turkey denies claim of 150,000 troops entering Syria

Turkish Prime Ministry says claim that 150,000 troops from Saudi Arabia would soon be dispatched to Syria through Turkish border is not true

Photo by: AA (Archive)
Photo by: AA (Archive)

Turkish soldier keeps guard on Turkey's border with Syria

Turkish Prime Ministry on Monday issued a statement saying the reports claiming that 150,000 troops from Saudi Arabia will enter Syria via Turkish border in order to help with anti-DAESH operations are not true.

Turkey’s bases are open for the coalition forces as part of the fight against DAESH and Ankara is ready for every type of cooperation in this sense, said Prime Ministry officials according to Turkish media accounts.

Several media outlets have circulated reports recently saying that "150,000 ground troops stationed in Saudi Arabia will soon be dispatched to Syria through Turkish borders in order to aid the US led anti-DAESH coalition."

Turkey's efforts against DAESH terrorist group have been intensified after the DAESH suicide attack on July 20, 2015 which killed 34 people in the southeastern town of Suruc.

Following the attack Turkey opened its Incirlik Air Base in the southern province of Adana for use by anti-DAESH coalition forces.

US-led coalition jets have been targeting DAESH-controlled areas in Iraq and Syria for over a year.

TRTWorld, AA