Turkey will take all precautions to protect the historic Tomb of Suleyman Shah in northern Syria if it comes under attack, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday.
“Any attack against the tomb, either from the regime or from radical groups, will be likewise responded. And Turkey will take all necessary measures to defend its territories,” Davutoglu said in a joint press conference.
The Tomb of Suleyman Shah, located in the city of Aleppo, is considered as Turkish territory according to the Treaty of Ankara, which was clinched between France and Turkey in 1921. The 25 km area is now guarded by Turkish soldiers and flies the Turkish flag.