Idlib possibly Syria’s next target, security risks ahead for Turkey

Source:Xinhua Agency Date:21Jul2018

Syrian War escalates security threats for Turkey:

Even if Turkey manages to get the rebels to hand over Idlib to the Syrian army and withdraw to areas under Turkish control in Syria, Turkey would still be confronted with security risks, Dilek said.

Other than Afrin, Turkish troops and FSA militia also have several Syrian small towns such as al-Bab under their control in northern Syria. The Turkish army kicked out the Islamic State militants from the area in an offensive launched in 2016.

Mass arrivals of rebels in Turkish army-held areas could cause Ankara to lose its control over those areas, remarked Dilek.