Turkey asks Russia for ground support in Syria

By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:

mevlut_cavusoglu_100816Turkey asked Russia for a military ground support as part of the ‘Shield of the Euphrates’ operation in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, TRT Haber reported Sept. 6.

Cavusoglu added that a growing number of rocket attacks by the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group after the military coup attempt in the country forced Turkey to launch a military peration in Syria.

The minister also said Russia and Turkey are still holding the negotiations on the Turkish Stream pipeline construction.

“After the Turkey-Russia relations normalized, the negotiations on the Turkish Stream pipeline construction resumed,” he added. “The construction of two branches is being discussed. One of the branches is designed to meet Turkey’s internal needs, while other branch is for transit to Europe.”

On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force, with the support of the coalition aircraft, launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo.

The operation was dubbed “Shield of the Euphrates.”

Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives.

Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: News Now / Trend NewsPaper

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.