74 Turks killed during Syrian civil war

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that 74 Turkish citizens have been killed and 337 injured in cross-border incidents during the three-year Syrian civil war.

74 Turks killed during Syrian civil war

World Bulletin / News Desk

During the last three years of the Syrian conflict a total of 74 Turkish citizens have been killed and 337 wounded on the Syrian Turkish border, the Turkish foriegn minister said on Wednesday.

Speaking in the Turkish Parliament, Ahmet Davutoglu said that the deaths were due to stray bullets from clashes on the other side of the border, terrorist incidents and illegal border crossings.

Davutoglu said that the units of the Turkish army responsible for policing the border are well equipped with armoured vehicles, night and day vision devices, and thermal cameras to prevent the threats coming from Syrian side.

Davutoglu stressed that Turkey will continue to defend its borders in accordance with international agreements.

Davutoglu made the comments in response to a parliamentary question from the Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Sezgin Tanrikulu.

Last Mod: 07 Mayıs 2014, 13:29
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