Turkey Sends Troops to Syria Border

BY NOUR MALAS

Turkey appeared to deploy armored military units on its border with Syria, raising tensions in the region after Ankara promised “decisive steps” in response to Syria’s shooting down of a Turkish military jet last week.

The move comes two days before world powers are due to discuss the prospect of a political transition in the conflict-torn country.

International powers including Russia, Syria’s chief international ally, are expected to discuss a proposal that would create a new government drawing in opposition members, according to people familiar with the proposal. But talks ahead of the Saturday meeting in Geneva, which will be …

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