Turkey has been reinforcing its position along the Syrian
border after the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a group in northern Syria with
purported ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), announced the
establishment of Popular Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syrian towns, daily
Zaman has reported.
The Turkish military alerted and deployed additional
forces in eastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Suruç district, which is located opposite
from the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, which is controlled by the PYD.
Numerous multiple missile launchers and more than 20
tanks are poised for possible danger in Suruç, while the number of soldiers has
also been increased in the region, the reports said.
The border is being watched 24 hours a day and all
crossings between Suruç and Ayn al-Arab have reportedly been cut since the
conflict in Syria began 17 months ago.
The PYD previously established camps for fighters in Ayn
al-Arab and Afrin, which are both near Turkey.