2,700 Turkish Vehicles Have Entered Syria in 19 Days

Turkish forces pour into northern Syria, expecting a war

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 2,700 Turkish military vehicles have been sent into Syria in the past 19 days, along with some 7,400 soldiers sent over the same period.

These deployments have come with Turkish officials vowing to reverse the Syrian government’s gains in Idlib Province, and has continued amid Erdogan’s threats of a war across all of Syria’s territory.

This puts more context into what Turkish officials have presented as peacekeeping, but which looks a worryingly lot like an outright invasion. This is the second Turkish invasion of Syria in the past several months, with other troops sent to the Kurdish territory.

Turkish push for a war in Syria is aimed to prevent al-Qaeda losing control over the Idlib Province. The big risk is that Turkey is going to drag Russia into this conflict.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.