NATO preps to assist Turkey
NATO ambassadors threw their support behind Turkey in an emergency meeting last week after Syrian shells struck a border town in Turkey killing five civilians.
The two Neighbors have repeatedly exchanged fire since then, the most serious outbreak of cross-border violence since Syria's revolt against President Bashar al-Assad erupted 18 months ago.
Turkey would have to request military assistance under NATO's collective defense provisions, known as Article 5 - in which an attack on one member is viewed as an attack on all.
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