As it faces increasing security threats from Islamic extremists in its south and southeast, the Turkish government has said it will expand parliamentary authorizations allowing the Army to conduct cross-border operations into neighboring Iraq and Syria.

“The threats and risks posed from Iraq and Syria have changed. Therefore the content of the existing [parliamentary] motions that will be renewed in October will have to be modified,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told a press conference Tuesday.

The Turkish parliament will debate the motions on Oct. 2, a day after the beginning of the legislative year.