Turkey is now deploying tanks, artillery and missile batteries to the Syria border, reports Mahir Zeynalov, a journalist with the prominent Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman, citing sources on the ground.
NATO ambassadors are to convene later in the day to discuss the shelling of the Turkish town. The meeting will be held under NATO Article 4, for consultations when a member state feels territorial integrity is under threat, officials say.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has earlier contacted UN Syrian envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon and senior Turkish military officials about the incident, as well as Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO Secretary General.
After reading and making a reply to Corruption Exposed's thread about the mortar attack on Turkey, I refreshed my browser and this popped up.
The NATO meeting was already set, but this gives new context. Some people even assume this NATO commission will be called under the Article 4 ( I don't know about that... but who knows)
Thing's are sure heating up, and I'm not liking the way this is heading. Especially after hearing about Russia warnings about a possible NATO intervention.
Let's see how this is played out.
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 3-10-2012 by GarrusVasNormandy because: add link to CE's thread