Turkish Premier Crosses Into Syria to Visit Ottoman Tomb

May 10, 2015 12:28 PM

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has crossed into Syrian territory to pay a surprise visit to the tomb of the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

In February, Turkey sent hundreds of troops into Syria to move the tomb — which was besieged by Islamic State militants — closer to the Turkish border and to evacuate dozens of Turkish soldiers who were guarding it. It was the first major military incursion by Turkey since the Syrian conflict began ...

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