Wiretaps reveal Turkey’s attacks on Syrian regime positions

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A rebel fighter prepares cameras ahead of firing mortars toward forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the village of Tshalma near the Armenian Christian town of Kassab, May 26, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Alaa Khweled) A rebel fighter prepares cameras ahead of firing mortars toward forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the village of Tshalma near the Armenian Christian town of Kassab, May 26, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Alaa Khweled)

Summary⎙ Print Court documents reveal that last year, when the Syrian opposition captured the Armenian town of Kassab, the Turkish army shelled the Syrian army.
AuthorFehim TaştekinPosted February 18, 2015
TranslatorTimur Göksel

Media reports based on eyewitness and opposition sources saying that Turkey has become a party to the civil war in Syria have found their way into court proceedings. During the trial of the Islamic State (IS) militants who attacked Turkish security forces at Nigde last year, court files revealed that Turkey, beyond supplying opposition forces with weapons and ammunition, had also given artillery support to the opposition groups that captured Kassab. The prosecutor obtained striking admissions by tapping the…

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