Turkish Prime Minister Has Crossed to Syria to Visit An Ottoman Tomb

ITurkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has crossed into Syrian territory to pay a surprise visit to the tomb of the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire. In February, Turkey sent hundreds of troops into Syria to move the tomb — which was besieged by Islamic State militants — closer to the Turkish border and to evacuate dozens of Turkish soldiers who were guarding it. Davutoglu's office said the Turkish leader visited the shrine on Sunday. It now lies some 250 meters (yards) from the Turkish border in Syria's Ashma region.



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