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BEIRUT, Lebanon — Turkey’s foreign minister demanded Monday that the Syrian government end its crackdown on a five-month-old uprising “immediately and unconditionally,” warning that unspecified steps would be taken otherwise.
“This is our final word to the Syrian authorities: Our first expectation is that these operations stop immediately and unconditionally,” Mr. Davutoglu said at a news conference in Ankara, the Turkish capital. “If the operations do not end, there would be nothing more to discuss about steps that would be taken,” he said, without saying what that action might include.
This all sounds rather ominous to me. I doubt Turkey is talking about sanctions or diplomatic action here. I also very much doubt they're bluffing. Let's remember the stakes here - Turkey is a NATO member, Syria has a defense pact with Iran. It would also seem Saudi Arabia is taking a hard line with Syria.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that recent developments in Syrian cities of Deir al-Zour and Latakia could not be tolerated.
“On several occasions, we have called on Syrian authorities to put an immediate end to operations which cause civilian casualties. If operations are not halted, there will be nothing to talk about. What have happened in Deir al-Zour and Latakia cannot be tolerated, ” he said
Originally posted by OldRepublic22
reply to post by KilrathiLG
No, the IDF would use Turkey as to some tactical advantage, probobly making their forces greatly weakened in the process.
The Hebrews are like that. Plus they have their evil Kabbalah to whip up all kinds of nasty things. Believe it.