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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey has been reinforcing its position along the Syrianborder after the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a group in northern Syria withpurported ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), announced theestablishment of Popular Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syrian towns, dailyZaman has reported.
The Turkish military alerted and deployed additionalforces in eastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Suruç district, which is located oppositefrom the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, which is controlled by the PYD.
Numerous multiple missile launchers and more than 20tanks are poised for possible danger in Suruç, while the number of soldiers hasalso been increased in the region, the reports said.
The border is being watched 24 hours a day and allcrossings between Suruç and Ayn al-Arab have reportedly been cut since theconflict in Syria began 17 months ago.
The PYD previously established camps for fighters in Aynal-Arab and Afrin, which are both near Turkey.
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