Turkey sends howitzers to Syria border
Turkey sent military reinforcements to its southern Gaziantep province near Syrian border on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency correspondent in the area.
A military convoy carrying howitzers first arrived in Hatay province then in Gaziantep as part of Turkey's recent military reinforcements ahead of a possible counter-terrorism operation in northern Syria.
Turkey has been reinforcing its military presence on the border with Syria since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signaled that Ankara will soon launch a cross-border operation against the YPG/PKK in northern Syria.
Since 2016, Ankara has carried out two similar military operations in northern Syria with help from the Free Syrian Army fighters to drive YPG militants out of Afin, Jarablus and Al-Bab.
Turkey considers the U.S.-backed YPG as an ofshoot of the PKK which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.