ANKARA 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on late Thursday chaired an emergency security meeting following an attack on Turkish troops in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. 

The closed-door meeting, which continued until early Friday at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara, lasted around six hours.

At least 33 Turkish soldiers were martyred and scores of others injured in an airstrike by the Bashar al-Assad regime in Idlib on late Thursday.

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