Turkish Leopard 2A4 in Syria. Source - Defence Blog.

Turkish Leopard 2A4TR in the Syrian snow

The Turkish Army acquired 298 second-hand Leopard 2A4 from the Bundeswehr depots, as many of NATO’s European partners. These Turkish Leopard 2A4TR received a single modification in later years, consisting of the addition of new and improved air filters – something important for the dusty lands of the Middle East – although possibly this improvement was implemented without thinking that they would be tested in a conflict as complex as the Syrian conflict… Turkish Leopard 2A4 in Syria: Operation Euphrates Shield At the end of August 2016, after months of preparation, Turkey began the deployment of troops through northern Syria with the intention of preventing the unification of the Kurdish cantons in Syrian territory, whose peshmerga were expelling Daesh from large areas of the country. The possibility of the Kurds achieving a sort of state of their own in northern […]