Turkey has no plans for ground troops in Syria

Air strikes by Turkish air forces against ISIL and PKK could change the regions politics

Turkey has no plans for ground troops in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's campaign against ISIL and the PKK separatists could 'change the regional game,' Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said.

A report in BBC says that Prime Minister Davutoglu said that the presence of a Turkey that could use its force effectively could lead to 'consequences,' which could change the politics in Syria, Iraq and the entire region and "everyone should see that," reported the BBC.

He, however, explained that at the current time there were no plans to send ground troops into Syria, and said that the  air strikes were meant to support the moderate forces battling the ISIL, reported the BBC.

"The agreement we reached (with the U.S.) has covered our concerns and expectations up to a certain level... The air cover for the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and other moderate elements fighting against ISIL... If we are not going to send land units to the ground (in Syria), and we will not, then those forces acting as ground forces cooperating with us should be protected," the report quoted Davutoglu as saying.

Davutoglu also said that Turkey was prepared to work with the Syrian Kurdish PYD group, which has links to the PKK, as ong as they did not pose a threat to the country and severed tied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

 The premier stressed that other states would have to 'assess and review' their own positions accordingly.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Temmuz 2015, 09:38