Turkey will host fighter jets near the border with Syria and may join a ground operation

Turkey will take the fighters to Saudi Arabia and put them on the Incirlik base near the border with Syria. About this informed the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, writes NEWSru.com citing Milliyet.

At the moment the number of aircraft is unknown.

According to AFP, the President also did not rule out a ground operation in Syria.

However, according to him, the condition for this is having a clear strategy against the «Islamic state», reports DW.

«If there is a strategy, Turkey and Saudi Arabia can join the ground operation,» — said Cavusoglu.

Saturday, February 13, in the conference on security in Munich, Cavusoglu said: «Saudi Arabia announced their determination to oppose DAIS (Arab name of the terrorist group «Islamic state»), claiming that they were ready to send planes and troops. During each meeting of the coalition we have always stressed the need for a broad, results-oriented strategy against the terrorist group DAISH. If we had such a strategy, Turkey and Saudi Arabia could begin a ground operation».

On the preparation ground operations Saudi Arabia said on 5 February. After that, some traditional allies — the UAE, Bahrain expressed readiness to join. In the Russian defense Ministry said that Turkey established a coordination staff.

The Syrian authorities amid news of the preparation of an operation previously promised that all foreign troops, invading the territory of the state, will return home in coffins.




Turkey will host fighter jets near the border with Syria and may join a ground operation 13.02.2016

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