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Erdogan Invokes Ottoman Forebear in New Pledge for Syria Victory

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is invoking a volatile burial site to highlight the military buildup along the border with Syria where he says Turkey’s enemies will soon be crushed.

The Turkish army will prevail against adversaries in Syria with the same zeal it showed in previous deployments, Erdogan told his top military brass on Tuesday as they stood outside the tomb of medieval Ottoman forebear Suleyman Shah.