Turkey, Russia reviewing deployment in Syria's Tal Rifaat
Orient Net 2019-05-05 10:55:00
Turkish and Russian officials are reviewing the deployment of their forces in the Syrian border region of Tel Rifaat, Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday, a day after cross-border fire from the area killed one Turkish soldier.
On Saturday, four Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded in two separate attacks by Kurdish militants from Tel Rifaat and northern Iraq, the Turkish defense ministry said, adding that the army had retaliated in both cases and killed 28 militants.
In an interview with broadcaster Kanal 7, Oktay said Turkey and Russia were discussing developments in the region and that Turkish military operations along the border would continue until all threats had been eliminated.
“The agreement was for us to stop there (Tal Rifaat), but if these attacks continue, this may take a different shape. We are discussing this with Russia,” Oktay said.