Turkish deploys military vehicles to Iraqi border area - media

Turkish deploys military vehicles to Iraqi border area - media

The Turkish armed forces have begun deploying tanks and other armored vehicles to the Silopi area of Sirnak province near the border with Iraq, Turkey's NTV TV channel reports with reference to military sources.

The sources did not give a reason for the deployment, but the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey was aiming to reinforce its troops there, saying Ankara would have a "different response" for Shi'ite militia groups if they "cause terror" in the Iraqi city of Tal Afar.

Photos from the military sources showed a long column of vehicles, including tanks, tank rescue vehicles and construction vehicles in single file on a dual carriageway, Reuters reports.

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