Turkey not considering sending troops into Syria: Defence Minister

Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz denied a report that some Turkish soldiers had entered Syria at the weekend and said Ankara was not considering sending troops into the neighbouring country, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Monday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Feb 15, 2016, 11:47 AM IST
Turkey not considering sending troops into Syria: Defence Minister

Istanbul: Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz denied a report that some Turkish soldiers had entered Syria at the weekend and said Ankara was not considering sending troops into the neighbouring country, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Monday.

Asked about the claim in a Syrian foreign ministry letter to the U.N. Security Council, Yilmaz told a Turkish parliamentary commission "it is not true". "There is no thought of Turkish soldiers entering Syria."