Turkey could seek NATO's help to deal with Syria

Turkey could seek NATO's help to deal with Syria

ANKARA - The Associated Press
Turkey could seek NATOs help to deal with Syria

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Turkey says it could seek NATO's help in case the Syrian troops violate its borders again.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters late yesterday that "NATO has responsibilities to protect the Turkish border according to Article 5." He was referring to the article in the alliance's treaty stating that an attack against one NATO member shall be considered an attack against all members.
Syrian forces have opened fire across the Turkish border Monday, killing two people in a Turkish refugee camp near the border.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said today that Turkey, a NATO member, could seek help from the military alliance if there are future violations.

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