Turkey denies soldiers entered Syria, says has no such plans

February 15, 2016 7:27 AM

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Turkey denies soldiers entered Syria, says has no such plans

ISTANBUL Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz denied a report that some Turkish soldiers had entered Syria at the weekend and said Ankara was not considering sending troops into its neighbour, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Monday.

Syria's government had said Turkish forces were believed to be among 100 gunmen who entered Syria on Saturday with 12 pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, in an operation to supply insurgents fighting Damascus.

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