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Turkish soldier killed in Idlib

Orient Net | 2020-03-04 09:22 Damascuss

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during funeral prayers for Emre Baysal, one the 36 Turkish soldiers killed two days earlier in an Assad warplane attack in the Idlib area of Syria, seen here in Istanbul, February 29, 2020. (Presidential Pres

One Turkish soldier was killed in attacks in Idlib, northwestern Syria, as Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring remains a critical issue for the nation, said Turkey’s defense chief on Tuesday (March 3).

"I believe this to be a national issue. This is an issue of security and defense,” National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told reporters after a closed parliamentary session on the situation in Syria.

“We talked about what has happened in the field, and answered questions. I believe it was useful," he added.

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Turkey launched Operation Spring Shield on Sunday after at least 34 Turkish soldiers were Killed in an Assad regime airstrike in Idlib.

The soldiers were in Idlib under the 2018 deal, to protect civilians from attacks by the Assad regime and its allies.

Based on AA

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