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June 28, 2012 2:32 pm

Turkey Moves Military Personnel and Equipment to Syrian Border

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Kilis province in Turkey, which sits near the Turkey-Syria border. Photo: wiki commons.

MSNBC – Turkish troops and military vehicles deployed toward the border with Syria on Thursday as a precaution after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan gave orders to react to any Syrian threat approaching the frontier.

Erdogan, who has given shelter in the border area to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, announced the new rules of engagement for Turkish troops on the border after Syrian air defenses shot down a Turkish warplane last Friday.

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