Turkey will hit back hard at any attacks on its forces, Turkey’s parliament speaker said on Friday in the wake of a deadly Assad regime attack on Turkish soldiers.

“While attempts in the diplomatic and international areas will continue, attacks targeting our country in the field will meet the harshest response,” Mustafa Sentop said in a statement.

“Whatever calculations are made in any corner of the world, Turkey is not a country that will stand silent in the face of any attack or base attempt,” he added.

Turkey is a unique haven of peace, tranquility, and security in its

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