Turkish army holds drills on Syria borderAugust 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish army is conducting exercises with ground forces and tanks near its border with Syria, national media reported Thursday.
Around 25 tanks took part in the exercise in Nusaybin district of Mardin province, just two km from the Syrian border Wednesday. The drills are expected to continue for a week.
Ankara has been concerned by reports that a Kurdish group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party controls areas in northern Syria and near the Turkish border.
Turkey has warned it will attack Kurdish regions in Syria if it comes under attack.
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