Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The Turkish military is seeking to block the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) future Idlib and Hama operations by building new bases across the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria, opposition activists reported via social media on Tuesday.

According to the opposition activists, the Turkish military met with the residents of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, Khan Sheikhoun, Tal Toufan, Saraqib, Khan Saboul, and Morek to discuss renting their lands in order to begin building new garrisons in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.

The Turkish military allegedly told the residents that by moving their forces into these areas, they will be able to halt the Syrian Army’s future operations and stop the shelling as well.

The opposition activists said if the residents agree to do this, the Turkish military will begin building new garrisons in southern Idlib and northern Hama next month.

This move by the Turkish military would be a violation of the Astana agreement, which only permits them to construct twelve observation posts in northwestern Syria.

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Eltahar
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Th Turkish regime supporting their Al Qaeda jihadists.. when is it enough for Russia, you can’ t trust those Muslimbrother despot Erdogan and his henchmen..

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Only a fool would trust the two-faced Turks….as history shows.

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Turkey instead of stoping Alqaida they are building bases to stop SAA from attacking HTS. Erdogon has to be thaught lesson. IF Russia doesn’t stop this then SAA has to take matter in their own hands . Turkey is violating the Agreement First of all who is turkey to decide on Syrian land.

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“WHAT” is MERDogan and WHAT are ITS GENOCIDALS

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

An Russia will continue pleasing Turkey, am I wrong ?

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George King

Russia can set up a no fly zone and the Syrian AF can support the Syria Army in clearing and claiming the remaining provinces including all areas North of the Euphrates to the Turkey border, gobble, gobble. Will Russia do this? So far one cannot deny the Phoenix rising from the ashes when push comes to shove. To be continued…. If the PKK and other Kurdish clans are a threat to Turkey then there is no reasonable tack for Turkey other than to keep its southern and Eastern borders surrounded with allies not thieving, clans, gangs and terrorist militia from… Read more »