The Turkish Defense Minister reported on September 9 that General Sezgin Erdogan had died in the Syrian province of Idlib. The official cause of the death is a ‘heart attack’.
According to the Turkish state media, the general felt bad in the combat zone and was evacuated to a hospital. However, he died despite efforts of doctors. His body is currently in the Turkish province of Hatay.
The announcement came just a few days after the Syrian Army and the Turkish Armed Forces exchanged strikes in southern Idlib. Pro-Turkish sources in social media are currently pretty active in arguing that these developments and the death of the general from the ‘heart attack’ are not linked. The reason of such activity remains unclear.
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