TURKEY SENDS TANKS TO PROVINCE NEAR IRAQI BORDER

ANKARA, Turkey- Turkish Armed Forces, started to dispatch tanks and other armoured vehicles to the country's south-eastern Sirnak Province, near the Iraqi border on Tuesday, state Anadolu Agency reported.

Tanks from the Ankara-based 28th Mechanised Infantry Brigade were deployed to Silopi, a district of Sirnak, according to a source, who asked to remain anonymous.

"We have to be ready for any possibilities," Defence Minister, Fikri Isik, said, in a televised interview on Tuesday, in reply to sending tanks to the Iraqi border.

The deployment came ahead of an offensive, to clear the Daesh militants from the Iraqi town of Tal Afar.

On Saturday, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said, Ankara was planning to reinforce its troops in the region, and the country would make a "different response" if Shiite militias in Iraq "cause terror" in Tal Afar.

Source: Nam News Network