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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:08 AM

Turkey sends fighter jets to Syrian border

Source: Al Jazeera

Turkey has confirmed it is deploying more fighter jets to an airbase close to the border with Syria, amid artillery exchanges along its tense southeastern border with Syria.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's prime minister, addressed parliament on the issue on Tuesday, saying that his country does not want war, but that Turkey needs to be prepared for anything.

At least 25 additional F-16 fighter jets were deployed at Turkey's Diyarbakir air base late on Monday.

Meanwhile, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO secretary-general, said that Ankara can rely on the alliance, which has "all necessary plans in place to protect and defend Turkey if necessary".

Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/10/2012109113457809700.html

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:16 AM

1. Good

Perhaps Turkey can do what Mitt Romney wants the US to do, get into a war we don't need to get into. I don't believe we should be arming the rebels, or even getting involved in this conflict, but since Syria has taken it on to mortar attack Turkey, I believe in defending ones borders. I think this will become a Syria -Turkey conflict, and unfortunately, we will be dragged into it, like the good world police we are...

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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:19 AM

2. I don't know what Syria is thinking. They really, really do not....

want to screw with Turkey. Their Army is huge.

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