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A picture dated on July 22, 2012 shows Syrian refugees walking on July 22, 2012 to the Oncupinar refugee camp in Kilis near the Syrian border. AFP Photo

A picture dated on July 22, 2012 shows Syrian refugees walking on July 22, 2012 to the Oncupinar refugee camp in Kilis near the Syrian border. AFP Photo

The U.S. Armed Forces recently sent soldiers to Turkey amid the incidents in Syria and the soldiers deployed in Turkey have been sharing intelligence, U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling has said, according to USNews.com.

"We have had a relatively few number of U.S. Army Europe personnel in Turkey recently," the general said. "Some of that has been sharing intelligence."

Turkey is concerned about how to handle the humanitarian crisis on its border with Syria, Hertling added.

"It's October. What [Turkey is] very concerned about is the approach of winter, and the way they can address the humanitarian crisis on the border," Hertling said.

If Turkey asks for corporation, American soldiers could be used in evacuation operations, the general said. “However, no request has been made yet by Turkey.”


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mara mcglothin

10/26/2012 3:05:31 PM

BLUE Oh and once again the evil boogeyman AKA the USA rears its ugly head. There is a conspiracy around every corner with you. If the Syrian army crossed the border into Turkey, I'll just be the esteemed PM would be happy to see American special forces on the horizon. Who knows the truth in Tukey?

Blue Dotterel

10/26/2012 11:49:00 AM

Mara, I think these are additional to those, specifically appointed to work against Syria, as are those that were recently appointed to Jordan. This may account for the increased number of Us made stinger missiles being found in "mercenary" hands.


10/26/2012 4:27:08 AM

A.R.. All the U.S have left are their nukes, which they use to stand over other nations which are without. Not that I condone nuclear weapons but, heaven forbid these countries acquire their own nukes and stand up to America?! Who go in and occupy these lands and rape their natural resorces, and more. The world is waking up though, won't be long now. Please, at least do some research... although they do say, ignorance is bliss!

Turk Uzan

10/26/2012 1:59:16 AM

Who said there were no US troops in Turkey? They just said no US special forces were stationed in Turkey, but I think the main point was that "french" special forces weren't in Turkey

mara mcglothin

10/26/2012 12:04:35 AM

I don't understand this article. So the AF base at Incirlik is empty? And the radar shield station as well? hmmmm


10/25/2012 9:14:48 PM

Yeah sure, a few soldiers sharing intelligence. Reasoning that way, than Turkey has 500 000 commando's in the Netherlands :D

Aryeh Rapaport

10/25/2012 9:13:52 PM

ilker, Israel doesnt need to have ties with Turkey rather the other way around. Turkey needs Israel more. Israel can easily Kurds if Turkey continues to support killers of Israelis. "Israel will lose this one time opportunity" Israel doesnt think NOW is a one time opportunity. Assad will have to go. Turkey already burnt relationship with her & Syria is responsible for slaughtering Sunnis. If Sunnis live under his rule again it would be a disgrace! So langthy sectarian crises in ME-Turkey....

Aryeh Rapaport

10/25/2012 9:01:28 PM

Hakan, " U.S should mind it's own business" It happens to be Turkey asks/demands US help. Not only with Syria but also with Kurds, PKK.. YES US Interests is peace. US didnt have anything to do with demonstrations other to exist. Syrians know the truth. traveled to US, EU & other countries & cant realize why they live in fear. Syrians rose up, died in peaceful protests not US man made machines!US- NOT Nazis. US can control world& doesnt. US negotiates, trades, signs treaties, not kill, occupy!

american american

10/25/2012 8:41:02 PM

i thought turkey said vehemently there were no us special forces in turkey. what branch are these small amount of intelligence sharing troops in? hmmmm

ilker avni

10/25/2012 7:18:49 PM

What Turkey wants,and what Turkeys gets that is the question,Turkey wants a buffer zone,Turkey wants a no fly zone,the excuse is for a humanitarian corridor.The West is loseing the opportunity to rid Syria of the Baarth party and the Assad regeim and the possiablity to rid Lebanon of Hezbollah..Which would do nicely for Israel,thats why i belive Israel wants to restore ties with Turkey.Israel will lose this one time opportunity to rid the ME of Assad and Hezbollah who prob have chemical weapons.
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