Turkish PM visits revered tomb in Syria; Damascus calls it 'aggression'
May 11 , 2015
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu crossed into Syria for a brief visit to the tomb of Suleyman Shah close to the border, drawing sharp criticism from the Syrian regime.
Suleyman Shah, a respected figure in the region, was the grandfather of the Ottoman empire’s founder.
In a statement, the Syrian government in Damascus said Davutoglu’s entry into Syrian territory was a “clear aggression” and “breach of laws".
In a military operation in February, which was slammed by Syria, Turkey relocated the Shah’s tomb nearer to the border.