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Sunday, February 22, 2015

SYRIA: TURKEY TASK FORCE TO TOMB


TO CMD COC FROM QMAX DETENTION SUBJ OP SULEYMAN SAH//02/22/0000PST


FOLLOWING REPORTED ON THE EXERCISE TO RELOCATE EMPORER TOMB:

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"At 9 o'clock two simultaneous operations started. First, our troops entered Syria through Mursitpinar (border crossing), and headed for Karakozak village (in Syria), and started the operation to reach Suleyman Shah's tomb, Davutoglu said.
"At the same time, 9.02, another tank and troop unit entered Syria through Esme, and controlled a nearby territory for the new holy place of the tomb of Suleyman Shah, and raised our flag at 9.02 in this territory in Syria," he added.




The tomb, which is about 35 kilometers into Syria in Aleppo Province, is on Turkish territory based on a treaty signed in 1921. The area is under Islamic State control, but no clashes were reported. One soldier died in what was described as an accident.

SANA: "...close connection with terrorist organizations operating in the area,"  "repercussions of this aggression."  In reference to Turkey alleged relation with ISIS and other extremists in the neighborhood.



DAMASCUS – The Syrian government said on Sunday that a Turkish incursion into northern Syria was an act of “flagrant aggression” and that it would hold Ankara responsible for its repercussions.
In a statement read out on state television, Syria said the Turkish government had informed the Syrian consulate in Istanbul about the operation to relocate the tomb of a figure revered in Turkey, but had not awaited Syria's agreement.
 Turkey
 Turkish journalist Metehan Demir suggested on his personal blog that Turkish soldiers had been guarding the tomb for the past 11 months, but were unable to re-enter Turkey and were at risk of running out of food and water.

Demir's assertions included the claim that the Islamic State group, which reportedly has links to Turkish Intelligence, has even been  providing the Turks with food and water since Ankara had failed to replenish their supplies.

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