Turkish soldiers and an army tank take position at the new site of the Suleyman Shah tomb near the northern Syrian village of Esme, on the Syrian-Turkish border

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Gen. Raheel meets Turkish Prime Minister 17th February 2015 During the meeting, matters related to regional security and bilateral security and defence cooperation and collaboration between two brotherly countries were discussed, said an ISPR press release. The Turkish Prime Minister appreciated the successes achieved by Pakistan in operation Zarb-e-Azb.“We stand by our brothers. Pakistan’s security is Turkish security and Pakistan’s flag is Turkish flag,” the Turkish Prime Minister said.

Turkish soldiers and an army tank take position at the new site of the Suleyman Shah tomb near the northern Syrian village of Esme, on the Syrian-Turkish border February 24, 2015. By extracting dozens of its soldiers surrounded by Islamist fighters in Syria, Turkey has warded off a potential crisis and shown its ability to manoeuvre between rival warring parties, including Islamic State. Several hundred Turkish ground troops, backed by tanks and drones, mounted an eight-hour operation on Saturday night to evacuate the 38 soldiers guarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The fact there were no clashes appeared to suggest that Islamic State fighters surrounding the site were either warned or coerced by Turkey not to try to disrupt the incursion, the first it has mounted since Syria’s civil war broke out in 2011. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said the tomb had been temporarily moved to a new site within Syria north of the village of Esme, close to the Turkish border.  REUTERS/Stringer (TURKEY – Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A Turkish soldier looks through a pair of binoculars towards the Syrian town of Kobane on October 16, 2014 (AFP Photo/Aris Messinis)

TUR07. Aleppo (Syria), 22/02/2015.- Caption correction Turkish soldier place a Turkish flag in Esme region in Syria where will be the new tomb of Suleyman Shah , as they made an evacuate operation in Syria early 22 February 2015. A historic Ottoman tomb and the dozens of Turkish troops who protect it have been evacuated from the embattled Syrian province of Aleppo, Turkey’s prime minister said Sunday.The tomb of Suleyman Shah, the 12th century grandfather to the founder of the Ottoman dynasty, is sovereign Turkish territory located in the heart of the conflict in northern Syria. TURKEY OUT, USA OUT, UK OUT, CANADA OUT, FRANCE OUT, SWEDEN OUT, IRAQ OUT, JORDAN OUT, KUWAIT OUT, LEBANON OUT, OMAN OUT, QATAR OUT, SAUDI ARABIA OUT, SYRIA OUT, UAE OUT, YEMEN OUT, BAHRAIN OUT, EGYPT OUT, LIBYA OUT, ALGERIA OUT, MOROCCO OUT, TUNISIA OUT, AZERBAIJAN OUT, ALBANIA OUT, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA OUT, BULGARIA OUT, KOSOVA OUT, CROATIA OUT, MACEDONIA OUT, MONTENEGRO OUT, SERBIA OUT (Azerbaiyán, Bahrein, Croacia, Egipto, Francia, Jordania, Líbano, Libia, Marruecos, Suecia, Siria, Túnez, Turquía, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/OKAN OZER/ANADOLU AGENCY

TUR10. Aleppo (Syria), 22/02/2015.- Turkish soldier place a Turkish flag in Esme region in Syria where will be the new tomb of Suleyman Shah , as they made an evacuate operation in Syria early 22 February 2015. A historic Ottoman tomb and the dozens of Turkish troops who protect it have been evacuated from the embattled Syrian province of Aleppo, Turkey’s prime minister said Sunday.The tomb of Suleyman Shah, the 12th century grandfather to the founder of the Ottoman dynasty, is sovereign Turkish territory located in the heart of the conflict in northern Syria. TURKEY OUT, USA OUT, UK OUT, CANADA OUT, FRANCE OUT, SWEDEN OUT, IRAQ OUT, JORDAN OUT, KUWAIT OUT, LEBANON OUT, OMAN OUT, QATAR OUT, SAUDI ARABIA OUT, SYRIA OUT, UAE OUT, YEMEN OUT, BAHRAIN OUT, EGYPT OUT, LIBYA OUT, ALGERIA OUT, MOROCCO OUT, TUNISIA OUT, AZERBAIJAN OUT, ALBANIA OUT, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA OUT, BULGARIA OUT, KOSOVA OUT, CROATIA OUT, MACEDONIA OUT, MONTENEGRO OUT, SERBIA OUT (Azerbaiyán, Bahrein, Croacia, Egipto, Francia, Jordania, Líbano, Libia, Marruecos, Suecia, Siria, Túnez, Turquía, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/OKAN OZER/ANADOLU AGENCY

TUR09. Aleppo (Syria), 22/02/2015.- Turkish soldier salute after placing a Turkish flag in Esme region in Syria where will be the new tomb of Suleyman Shah , as they made an evacuate operation in Syria early 22 February 2015. A historic Ottoman tomb and the dozens of Turkish troops who protect it have been evacuated from the embattled Syrian province of Aleppo, Turkey’s prime minister said Sunday.The tomb of Suleyman Shah, the 12th century grandfather to the founder of the Ottoman dynasty, is sovereign Turkish territory located in the heart of the conflict in northern Syria. TURKEY OUT, USA OUT, UK OUT, CANADA OUT, FRANCE OUT, SWEDEN OUT, IRAQ OUT, JORDAN OUT, KUWAIT OUT, LEBANON OUT, OMAN OUT, QATAR OUT, SAUDI ARABIA OUT, SYRIA OUT, UAE OUT, YEMEN OUT, BAHRAIN OUT, EGYPT OUT, LIBYA OUT, ALGERIA OUT, MOROCCO OUT, TUNISIA OUT, AZERBAIJAN OUT, ALBANIA OUT, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA OUT, BULGARIA OUT, KOSOVA OUT, CROATIA OUT, MACEDONIA OUT, MONTENEGRO OUT, SERBIA OUT (Azerbaiyán, Bahrein, Croacia, Egipto, Francia, Jordania, Líbano, Libia, Marruecos, Suecia, Siria, Túnez, Turquía, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/OKAN OZER/ANADOLU AGENCY

TUR01. Aleppo (Syria), 21/02/2015.- A picture made avaliable on 22 February 2015 shows Turkish tanks are on the way to the tomb of Suleyman Shah for an evacuate operation near Aleppo, Syria late 21 February 2015. A historic Ottoman tomb and the dozens of Turkish troops who protect it have been evacuated from the embattled Syrian province of Aleppo, Turkey’s prime minister said Sunday. The tomb of Suleyman Shah, the 12th century grandfather to the founder of the Ottoman dynasty, is sovereign Turkish territory located in the heart of the conflict in northern Syria. TURKEY OUT, USA OUT, UK OUT, CANADA OUT, FRANCE OUT, SWEDEN OUT, IRAQ OUT, JORDAN OUT, KUWAIT OUT, LEBANON OUT, OMAN OUT, QATAR OUT, SAUDI ARABIA OUT, SYRIA OUT, UAE OUT, YEMEN OUT, BAHRAIN OUT, EGYPT OUT, LIBYA OUT, ALGERIA OUT, MOROCCO OUT, TUNISIA OUT, AZERBAIJAN OUT, ALBANIA OUT, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA OUT, BULGARIA OUT, KOSOVA OUT, CROATIA OUT, MACEDONIA OUT, MONTENEGRO OUT, SERBIA OUT (Azerbaiyán, Bahrein, Croacia, Egipto, Francia, Jordania, Líbano, Libia, Marruecos, Suecia, Siria, Túnez, Turquía, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/OKAN OZER/ANADOLU AGENCY

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