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The Turkish Anatolia Agency reported that the Turkish Minister of the Interior, Suleiman Soylu, visited the town of Al-Rae in Aleppo countryside, which is the first time that a Turkish minister enters the Syrian lands, without coordination with the Syrian government.
Soilo inspected the “tactical leadership” and the command of the Turkish gendarmerie advisory team in the town, in the operation area of the so-called “Euphrates Shield”. According to Anatolia.
Usually, the entry of an official figure like the Turkish Interior Minister to the lands of another country needs coordination and authorization from the government of that country, otherwise the visit will not be considered a violation of sovereignty and international decisions that do not allow such abuses.
Turkish officials visit the Syrian-Turkish border on an ongoing basis, but it is the first time that a minister has entered official Syrian territory.
In a related context, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said that the Minister of Defense, Khulusi Akar, also visited the sites of the Turkish army at the “zero” point on the Syrian border.