Turkey has sent the second military convoy the Silopi district of southeastern Şıranak province at the border with Iraq. The convoy consists of 37 military trucks, two armored personnel carriers, one crane and some 150 military servicemen.
The vehicles were sent from Ankara and Çankırı by railway. They will be deployed under the so-called “Peace Force” of the 28th Mechanized Infantry Command on the Iraqi-Turksih border, about 150 km north of the Iraqi city of Tal Afar (mostly populated by Turkmens that Ankara sees a tool of influence in Iraq).
This has been the second Tukrish military convoy deployed to the Iraqi border since the military operation aganist ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul started on October 17.
The Ankara region is concerned over cross-border operation of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that is the main striking force of Kurdish insurgency in Turkey.