Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 42nd Mukhtars Meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on December 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a press conference on Tuesday that the Syrian government will “pay a heavy price” for its attack on Turkish soldiers in Idlib.

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On the attack against the Turkish soldiers, Erdogan said, “We have responded to the Syrian side with the utmost degree.”

“We did the same in Idlib, and we will not be satisfied with that, we will continue to respond,” he continued.

“I will announce tomorrow (Wednesday) the steps we will take (regarding Idlib),” Turkish President Erdogan added.

Turkey claimed on Monday that their armed forces destroyed “101 Syrian regime targets” in the Idlib Governorate after several of their soldiers were killed in an attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the Taftanaz Airbase.

A source from the Syrian Army later denied any losses or any destruction to their sites in Idlib, despite Erdogan’s claims.

 

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Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

Erdog, I am sure you did not invite yourself & your stoopid Turki Armed forces into Syria for some high tea & snacks party and to exchange some seasons greetings, you sent your Jihadi Army to support UN designated Islamic Jihadis fighting Syrian Arab Army & Russians & what do you expect? Bunch of Roses? I don’t know when the RUAF SU 35 will finally down the F-16 eventually it is bound to happen or with the SA S-300. More Turki Army bodybags will go back to Ankara & then the SHIET will hit the Fan and pressure will mount… Read more »

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I, for one, would like to see a real world battle either between Russian SU-35s and the F-16s of the Turkish airforce and/or Russian/Syrian S-300 batteries taking on the same Turkish aircraft. Everyone can then use the resultant data.

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Ray Douglas

The Russians still have not taken revenge for the downing of their plane by the turks. I am looking forward to that.

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As long as the RuAf patrols the skies in Idlib, the Turks will have to depend on ground troops. That raises the costs for the latter especially if the SAA secures and re-enforces the areas taken from the Turkish-backed jihadists

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jmNZ

“And the Turkish government will pay a heavier price for killing Syrian soldiers, men, women and children throughout Syria for the last several years”.

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jimbim

Erdogan will ‘pay a heavy price for supporting the terrorists in Idlib.

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Ray Douglas

Turkey should pay a heavy price for their support for terrorists in Syria. They should also pay a heavy price for the theft of Syrian industry and factories.

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hestroy

Funny imbecile.

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michael Houston

a real force for good…..take the fool out….!!!!

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Daeshbags-Sux

Syria should remember the Erdog that there are Toshka ballistic missile to retaliate INTO Turkey… And that old SAMs like S-75 and S-125 can easily be modified as ballistic missiles too, as the infamous Houthis have proven it. Moreover, NATO has warned that due to Turkish actions in Syria, Ch.5 on NATO’s charter (mutual defense) doesn’t applies.

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Joe Yousef

I have an idea Erdegon how about you get the f**k out of syria you backstabbing b***h

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Joe Yousef

Erdegon your nothing but America and Saudi Arabia’s b***h.