Snapshot

The move is seen as retaliation for the latest deadly air raid by Assad forces that killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers in the area.

Also, Turkey bombed enemy headquarters and ammunition depots.

As reported earlier by Anadolu, a rally was held February 28 outside Russia's consulate in Istanbul in protest against Russia's support for the Assad troops in Syria.

Turkey is convening on Friday an extraordinary NATO meeting in line with Article 4 of the NATO Treaty, according to Jens Stoltenberg, the Alliance chief.