Turkey could send ground troops into Syria
ANKARA: Turkey is ready to send ground forces into Syria to tackle Daesh militants if need be, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, as two more rockets fired by the group struck a border town.
President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would respond to all rockets fired by Daesh and vowed that the radicals would suffer greater losses if they continued their aggression.
Turkey has argued the case for ground troops in Syria in the past, although it has always said it would not mount a unilateral incursion unless its national security was threatened.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Davutoglu said United Nations resolutions give Turkey “legitimacy” to enter Syria to fight Islamic State and others in the name of self-defense.
“If ground troops become vital, we would send them. We are ready to take all measures inside and outside Turkey to defend ourselves,” he said in the interview late on Tuesday.
Last I heard, Turkey has four combat brigades ready to go.
Posted by: badanov 2016-05-06