Turkish PM says exercised 'international rights' in Syrian tomb operation

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 24, 2015 7:44 AM

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Turkey exercised its international rights when it sent troops into neighboring Syria in a mission to evacuate soldiers guarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.

The Free Syrian Army and the Kurdish PYD were informed about the operation over the weekend, but Turkey did not ask for their help, Davutoglu told reporters in the Hungarian capital Budapest.

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(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Jonny Hogg; Editing by Nick Tattersall)