Turkey sends military reinforcements to southern areas adjacent to Syria’s Kurdish region

Turkish army forces near the Syrian borderline. File photo

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey – The Turkish military placed dozens of tanks and armored vehicles near the southern borderline adjacent to Syria’s Kurdish areas of Hasakah province, local sources said on Thursday. 

Kurdish activists on both sides of the Syrian-Turkish border told ARA News that eastern Qamishli and southern Nusaybin saw intensive military movements by the Turkish army, where hundreds of military forces and dozens of armored vehicles and tanks were stationed on Thursday afternoon. 

In the meantime, the Turkish news agency DHA reported that Ankara decided to take intensive security measures near the Syrian northeastern borders, which is run by the Kurdish Auto-Administration and allied forces. 

“The army sent military reinforcements to Cizre city in Şırnak state and Nusaybin city in Mardin state (adjacent to Syria’s Qamishli) in preparation for any emergency situations that may occur amid the growing threat of terrorism on Turkey’s border,” the source said. 

“Turkish army forces were deployed alongside the border with Qamishli city, supported by heavy military vehicles and tanks,” a Kurdish military source told ARA News on Thursday. 

Turkey has vowed to intervene into Syrian northern areas, that are run by the Kurdish Auto-Administration. This comes as Ankara considers Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) –who are in fight against ISIS– as terrorists for their alleged affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Reporting by: Jan Nasro 

Source: ARA News 

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