Syria Demands Turkey Withdraw Troops From Country's Northwest

Foreign Ministry describes military presence as 'flagrant aggression,' says violates international law

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Turkish soldiers stand near armored vehicles during a demonstration in support of Turkey's Idlib operation near the border with Syria, Reyhanli, Turkey, October 10, 2017.
Turkish soldiers stand near armored vehicles during a demonstration in support of Turkey's Idlib operation near the border with Syria, Reyhanli, Turkey, October 10, 2017.Credit: ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP
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Syria demanded on Saturday that Turkish troops who had entered the country's northwestern territory leave immediately, saying their presence constituted a "flagrant aggression."

A Syrian Foreign Ministry statement carried on state media said the entry of Turkish military vehicles into rebel-held northwest Syria through the Bab al-Hawa crossing late on Thursday was a violation of international law.

Turkey says it is operating alongside Syrian rebel groups to implement a deal reached last month with Russia and Iran in Kazakhstan to reduce fighting between insurgents.

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