Turkish army is preparing for a likely invasion of its territory. Ankara, the capital of Turkey, will host a meeting of the commanders deployed today on the Turkish-Syrian border. Commanders will discuss military intervention in Syria, reports Joinfo.ua with reference to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.
The meeting will bring together the commanders of the tank and mechanized formations as well as the units of special forces. One of the main topics will be an appointment of the commander of a possible military invasion.
Now, on the Turkish-Syrian border are 54,000 soldiers, who are about 15% of the total number of the Turkish land forces.
On July 3, the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu said that over the past few days the country had increased its military contingent, including special forces and military equipment on the border with Syria.
The conflict between Turkey and Syria has begun on October 3, 2012 after the opening of fire by the Turkish side on Syrian territory in response to the incident at the border, when five people were killed due to the fall of artillery shells.
The world community called upon to prevent the development of a conflict.
On May 16, the Turkish Air Force shot down a Syrian helicopter for invading its airspace.