Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says that Turkish involvement in Syria is a thinly veiled land grab designed to establish Turkish dominance over both the IS-held Iraqi city of Mosul and the divided Syrian city of Aleppo.
Nasrallah, in a Sunday afternoon speech, said, "After all the Iraqis fighting for Mosul, in comes Turkey and says ... 'Mosul is Turkish and must go back to Turkey.'"
Nasrallah added: "Same thing in Aleppo. They say, 'It's ours, not Syria's.' Look, this is being revealed every day."
Turkey has soldiers on the ground in northern Iraq, training militia fighters, and has insisted that its forces must play a role in the battle to retake Mosul from IS.