DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:15 A.M.) – An unconfirmed report from a Turkish news agency on Monday claimed that the Turkish Army has begun building a military base inside the town of Akhtarin in northern Aleppo.
While the Turkish Ministry of Defense has not made mention of this alleged military base, the Turkish Army does maintain a rather large presence inside this northern Aleppo town.
If this report proves true, this will be the Turkish Army’s first military base to be constructed inside of Syria.
The Turkish Army has been inside of Syria for over two months now, claiming that their forces are assisting rebel fighters against the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS).
Despite these claims that their forces are concentrated on ISIS, the Turkish Army appears to have their eyes set on PYD controlled Syria because of their constant attacks against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).