‘Flagrant aggression:’ Damascus livid after Turkey’s incursion onto Syrian soil | RT News
The Syrian government has said a Turkish incursion into the north of the country was an act of “flagrant aggression.” Damascus said it would hold Ankara responsible after they went into Syria to evacuate personnel and relics from a holy tomb.
Syria said the Turkish government had informed the Syrian
consulate in Istanbul about its plans regarding the tomb of
Suleyman Shah in northern Syria. Shah was the grandfather of the
founder of the Ottoman Empire.
However, Turkey didn’t wait for permission from Damascus and
mounted a rescue operation to the tomb, to salvage its relics and
evacuate 40 Turkish soldiers who had been guarding it.