Turkey launched ground and air attacks on Syrian troops after eight of its military personnel were killed in Syrian shelling in the north of the war-torn country, jeopardizing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s fragile security pact with Damascus’s main ally, Russia.
“Those who test the determination of Turkey with such cowardly attacks will understand they are making a grave mistake,” Mr. Erdogan told Turkish television in Istanbul before leaving on a scheduled visit to Ukraine.
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