Turkey has increased its military reinforcements in the bordering areas with Idlib governorate, northwest of Syria, by deploying vehicles and armored vehicles and increasing the number of its military personnel, in conjunction with demonstrations demanding the opening the borders for the internally displaced people.
Private sources from Bab al-Hawa border-crossing with Turkey, said to North-Press that on Tuesday morning, the Turkish forces brought hundreds of soldiers to the military points adjacent to Bab al-Hawa border-crossing and the areas of Kafr-Lossin and Atma in the far north of Idlib, and the areas of Harem and Orem al-Joz northwest of Idlib, in addition to the arrival of a number of vehicles and armored vehicles to the Turkish side adjacent to Bab al-Hawa crossing.
The Turkish military reinforcements coincide with the launch of a demonstration following calls by activists in Idlib to break the Turkish cement wall between the Syrian government of Idlib and Turkey, in order to pressure Turkey and the European countries to stop the advancement of the military campaign by the Syrian government and Russian forces in Idlib and Aleppo countryside.
The sources added that dozens of demonstrators gathered at the border-crossing, while some of them carried handbags in preparation for crossing the border into Turkey.
The Syrian government forces advanced to approach the camps of northern Syria in Atma, Sermada and al-Dana, which includes nearly two million IDPs from various Syrian areas.
On Monday, demonstrations took place in a number of cities and towns under the control of the National Army in northern Aleppo, demanding the Turkish forces to stop the progress of the Syrian government forces or to exit from the Syrian territories, especially since Turkey did not fulfill its promises for the Syrians in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo governorates.
In August 2019, thousands of demonstrators gathered at Bab al-Hawa border-crossing with Turkey, which is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham HTS, as the Syrian government forces advanced into the towns in the northern Hama countryside to demand the opening of the border or to stopp the advancement of the Syrian government forces.
However, the HTS dispersed the demonstrators after direct shooting at them, in addition to firing tear gas at them by the Turkish border guards “Jandarma.”