Minister says Turkey not considering sending troops into Syria - agency

by Reuters
Monday, 15 February 2016 06:01 GMT

ISTANBUL, Feb 15 (Reuters) - 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." (Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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