As the number of Turkish military units is piling up near the Syrian border, it is becoming evident that Turkey is planning a military invasion of Syria.
Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov revealed that Turkey is supplying terrorists in the Syrian cities of Idlib and Aleppo with manpower and weaponry
Turkey is trying to conceal its illegal military activity on the border with Syria and has canceled an agreed Russian observation flight over its territory because of that, Konashenkov said.
“Such steps carried out by a country, which is a NATO member state, in no way contribute to the strengthening of trust and security in Europe,” the spokesman told journalists.
Konashenkov called the cancelation of the Russian observation flight over Turkish territory “a dangerous precedent and an attempt to conceal illegal military activity near the border with Syria.”
The violation of the Open Skies Treaty by Ankara won’t go without a proper response from Moscow, he said.
Konashenkov also said Russia has boosted all kinds of intelligence and surveillance activities in the Middle East.