Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:32AM
Turkish tanks seen near the common border with Syria on Jun 29, 2015.
Turkish tanks seen near the common border with Syria on Jun 29, 2015.

There is growing concern about Turkey’s support for ISIL. Tanks, anti-aircraft missiles and around 54,000 ground troops are no on the increasingly tense boundary with Syria.

Turkey’s military build-up on the Syrian border has caused many to speculate that Ankara is planning military action to stop the advance of Kurdish forces battling ISIL in the region.

Turkish commanders stationed along the Syrian border were summoned to a meeting in Ankara – apparently to discuss possible military intervention in their crisis-hit neighbor.

Ankara has been a key supporter of the militancy against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Reports show that Ankara actively trains and arms the militants operating in Syria.