33 Turkish Soldiers embraced martyrdom in air strikes by Syrian Regime in Idlib province of Syria. Soldiers embraced martyrdom in an attack late Thursday in a serious escalation in the direct conflict between Turkish and Russia-backed Syrian regime forces.

Soldiers who have been severely wounded in the attack by the Syrian regime were being treated at hospitals in Turkey, Hatay Governor Rahmi Dogan said. The governor also said 32 of the wounded are in hospitals in the southern province of Hatay and are not in life-threatening condition.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a six-hour-long emergency security meeting in Ankara following the Syrian regime air strike on Turkish soldiers. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also spoke to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by telephone following the attack.

Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, and airforce and army commanders are monitoring the situation from Hatay. Shortly after the Mart of the Turkish soldiers, senior officials announced Turkey will no longer close its border gates to refugees who want to go to Europe.