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Turkey Seeks to Deploy Troops Inside Syria

Posted By admin On October 4, 2012 @ 2:32 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Oct 4, 2012

Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish civilians.

Turkey’s government said “aggressive action” against its territory by Syria’s military had become a serious threat to its national security and sought parliamentary approval for the deployment of Turkish troops beyond its borders.

“Turkey has no interest in a war with Syria. But Turkey is capable of protecting its borders and will retaliate when necessary,” Ibrahim Kalin, a senior adviser to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, said on his Twitter account.

“Political, diplomatic initiatives will continue,” he said.

In the most serious cross-border escalation of the 18-month uprising in Syria, Turkey hit back after what it called “the last straw” when a mortar hit a residential neighborhood of the southern border town of Akcakale on Wednesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said several Syrian soldiers were killed in the Turkish bombardment of a military post near the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, a few miles across the frontier from Akcakale. It did not say how many soldiers died.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/turkish-artillery-strikes-on-syria-continue-for-second-day-1.468142

[2] Syria apologized via UN for mortar strike, says Turkey: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-apologized-via-un-for-mortar-strike-says-turkey.html

[3] Turkey Fires Artillery Shells Into Syria In Alleged Retaliation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-fires-artillery-shells-into-syria-in-alleged-retaliation.html

[4] Turkey ‘responds to fresh Syrian mortar fire’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-responds-to-fresh-syrian-mortar-fire.html

[5] Turkey seeks NATO deployment of Patriot missiles on Syria border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-seeks-nato-deployment-of-patriot-missiles-on-syria-border.html

[6] Continuous Turkish artillery barrage cuts out 10-km buffer strip inside Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/continuous-turkish-artillery-barrage-cuts-out-10-km-buffer-strip-inside-syria.html

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