Four Turkish soldiers were killed in a Monday attack in northwest Syria’s Idlib region, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense said.
The attack, blamed on the Syrian government forces, also left nine soldiers wounded. One of the soldiers was reportedly in critical condition.
The defense ministry said it carried out a retaliatory attack which several targets in Idlib region.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the counterfire killed between 30 and 35 Syrian troops.
The airstrikes came a day after Turkish troops moved into the last rebel-held stronghold in war-torn Syria.
Turkish troops are reportedly in the area to establish a military post and observation post around the Saraqib area.