Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz and Commander of Turkish Land Forces Hulusi Akar visit relocated Suleyman Shah mausoleum in Ashma border village, Syria, 10 May 2015
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has slipped into Syria purportedly to visit the historic tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman empire near Syria’s border with Turkey.
The unauthorized visit which happened without the Syrian government’s consent is a flagrant aggression against a sovereign country which is a UN member state and is a grave violation of international laws and accords.
The move is seen by many as propaganda stunt in the lead up to parliamentary elections scheduled for next June as the approval ratings of ruling Justice and Development party in Turkey are markedly slumping.
Last February, the Turkish forces, aided by terrorists from the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), have…
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