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Syrian Refugees at Bab al-Salam, crowding on Turkish borders to recieve humanitarian aid from Turkish relief organizations

Syrian Refugees at Bab al-Salam, crowding on Turkish borders to recieve humanitarian aid from Turkish relief organizations

Turkey has joined Saudi Arabia in the fight against ISIS in Syria in a resolve to send ground troops there.


Turkey now is witnessing unprecedented activity. The entire Turkish whirl on a military and political level suggests that the countdown for the Turkish-Arab interference in Syria is approaching zero. While the verbal shootout between Russia and the U.S. escalated as Washington continues to question Russian intention on fighting in Syria.


Incirlik Air Base, located in the Incirlik quarter in Adana, had Saudi and U.A.E aircraft arrive to go with the increased Turkish hive of activity.


Turkish sources spoke of an unusual action taking place in Ankara. Over the past few days Turkey’s capital has encountered noteworthy meetings that brought together both the Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, the Commander of Turkish Armed Forces, and the Turkish intelligence chief. Calls were made between the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs and his Saudi, Qatari, and American peers.


FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu made a point on how critical it is to deploy ground troops into Syria, and confirmed that his country will not seek anyone’s opinion when defending its borders.


Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri, consultant at the Saudi minister of defense’s office, confirmed the landing of Saudi aircraft to the Incirlik Air Base, for the reasons of participating alongside the international anti-ISIS coalition. A Turkish official told Asharq Al-Awsat that an arrangement of a co-lead operation management, controlled by both Turkish and Saudi armies.


Munich yesterday witnessed a vivid conflict between Washington and Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry served the Russians with heated criticism, and accused them of acting against the global community’s will by supporting insurgents in Ukraine and Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria. Kerry explained that the aftermath of the Syrian civil war beats any human disaster since World War II.


Khaled Khoja, current President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces told Asharq Al-Awsat that amid the absence of necessary mechanisms of enactment, there increases the Opposition’s doubt on Munich-based conclusions alongside resolutions that reached over the course of the past five years.