Two Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, the state-run TV channel TRT World announced on Thursday.
Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria's Idlib – local Turkish media
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) March 19, 2020
The governor’s office in Turkey’s central Sivas province earlier had said, Ramazan Nayir, a 25-year-old Turkish soldier was killed in Idlib.
Subsequently Mahir Unal, a deputy chairman of the ruling AK Party expressed condolences for another soldier named Oguz Tas.
Bahar Kalkanı Harekatı bölgesindeki Muhanbal kasabasında gerçekleştirilen menfur saldırı sonucu şehadete ulaşan hemşehrimiz Piyade Uzman Onbaşı Oğuz Taş'a Allah'tan rahmet, yakınlarına sabırlar diliyorum. Milletimizin başı sağ olsun.
— Mahir Ünal (@mahirunal) March 19, 2020
Turkey, which backs rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, agreed on a ceasefire with Russia two weeks ago after months of fighting displaced nearly 1 million people in Idlib. Moscow supports Syrian government forces.