The commander of the Turkish Land Forces, General Hulusi Akar, went to the Syrian border to inspect the preparations of his troops, as reported by the newspaper Hürriyet.

During his intervention at the 69th UN General Assembly, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan condemned the wait-and-see policy of the major Western powers on Gaza and Syria.

In reality, the Turkish army has been covertly present in the north of Syrian since July 2012. Moreover, and contrary to the president’s statements at the UN, the Turkish army is not protecting Christians nor is it fighting against terrorism; instead, it entered Syria on 21 March 2014 to seize the Syrian-Armenian city of Kassab, together with the Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda) and the Islam Army (pro-Saudi) [1].

Turkey’s top soldier inspects troops on Syrian border as gov’t signals joining anti-ISIL bid”, Hürriyet, September 24th 2014.

Alizée Ville