Turkish President Recep Erdogan has threatened to attack Syrian government forces, even outside Idlib's de-escalation zone, if they take offensive action.
"We are determined to expel the forces of the regime [Syrian government army] out of Turkish observation posts by the end of February, to do that we will do whatever is necessary both in the air and on land," said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Yesterday, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported that 51 units belonging to the Syrian Army, including two tanks, a location for anti-aircraft installations, as well as an ammunition depot, were destroyed.
"In the event of an attack on our troops, we will carry out coups against the forces of the regime anywhere, including beyond the borders defined by the Sochi memorandum," he added.
"If we give up our fight in Syria, we will be forced to continue it on our territory already. If Syria is in the hands of terrorist organizations and puppet regimes, our security will also be under threat," added the Turkish head of state.
Earlier, Turkey's president said that Syria would pay a "very high price" for attacking Turkish troops in the Syrian region of Idlib, where 14 Turkish soldiers have reportedly been killed in recent days.
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