Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Turkey to take 'necessary measures' on border security: PM Davutoglu - Reuters

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey was prepared for all necessary measures to tackle security threats along its borders, highlighting Ankara's growing anxiety about conflict near its southern frontier in Syria.
The National Security Council, chaired by President Tayyip Erdogan, expressed concern about a threat of "terrorism" from the Syrian border as local media reported Ankara was considering military steps to counter security risks from Syria.
A statement from the council following its meeting also said Turkey was worried about demographic changes in the region, in an apparent reference to the displacement of Arab and Turkmen Syrians following fighting in recent weeks.... http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/29/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-idUSKCN0P90RG20150629

-bth: it will be interesting to see what happens here.  If both Jordan and Turkey start pressing down into Syria.  Kurds are definitely not going to like this as Turkey sat on the sidelines while Turkish ally ISIL went to town at Kurdish expense and now that the Kurds have begun to take back territory and especially trucking routes IS used to smuggle good back and forth to Turkey, the Turks are threatening to intervene.

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