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Armored Turkish military units began moving toward the Syrian border, Turkish media reported Thursday, as tensions along the long border continued to escalate.
The increased military mobilization appeared to have taken its cue from Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said on Tuesday that Ankara would perceive "any Syrian military elements" as a threat
State-run Anadolu news agency reported late on Wednesday that Turkey's military had begun deploying troops at the Syrian border.
Turkish television reported Thursday that some of the vehicles were trucks carrying antiaircraft guns, reportedly to be dispersed along the border.
"1. was month ago, so it is hardly a reason now
2. was because Turkey shelters the FSA terrorists on their territory.
So if anybody has a reason to attack it is Syria!
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by Numbers33four
Then when Syrian forces fire guns and artillery across the border into Turkey to target fleeing Syrians that is what - an accident or provocation? That occured well before this incident with the shoot down and Turkey invoked article IV for that incident as well while refraining from responding (occured back in March / April.
I find it interesting people will ignore those acts by Syria while jumping on the response of Turkey to the shootdown.
More info for the op -
Turkey deploys anti-aircraft guns at Syria border
In the J-Post there was an article (as well as Russian media) talking about the situation. Apparently the Israeli PM received a call from President Putin who apparently apologized for the shootdown. Russia also just canceled the delivery of the S-300 missiles to Syria.
edit on 28-6-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)