A picture dated on July 22, 2012 shows Syrian refugees walking on July 22, 2012 to the Oncupinar refugee camp in Kilis near the Syrian border. AFP Photo
The U.S. Armed Forces recently sent soldiers to Turkey
amid the incidents in Syria and the soldiers deployed in Turkey have been sharing
intelligence, U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark
Hertling has said, according to USNews.com.
"We have had a relatively few number of U.S. Army Europe personnel in
Turkey recently," the general said. "Some of that has been sharing
Turkey is concerned about how to handle the humanitarian
crisis on its border with Syria, Hertling added.
"It's October. What [Turkey is] very concerned about is the approach of
winter, and the way they can address the humanitarian crisis on the
border," Hertling said.
If Turkey asks for corporation, American soldiers could
be used in evacuation operations, the general said. “However, no request has
been made yet by Turkey.”