Turkey sends troops into Syria to bring Ottoman tomb guards home

February 22, 2015 7:45 AM

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Turkey sends troops into Syria to bring Ottoman tomb guards home

A column of about 100 Turkish military vehicles including 39 tanks entered Syria overnight in an operation to evacuate Turkish soldiers guarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday.

The operation was successful, with the 38 soldiers safely back in Turkey, Davutoglu told a news conference in Ankara. He said that Turkey had not sought permission or assistance for the mission but had informed allies in the international coalition against Islamic State (ISIS) after the operation be...

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