NATO preps to assist Turkey

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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.
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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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/09/us-nato-turkey-rasmussen-idUSBRE89817420121009

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Russia, which has blocked U.N. Security Council resolutions that would allow greater western intervention in Syria, warned NATO not to intervene after the Syrian shelling.

"We expect NATO not to use this tragic incident as a pretext for interfering in the Syrian conflict," Russia's Acting Permanent Representative to NATO Nikolay Korchunov said in a written reply to questions from Reuters.

Sorry guys. You're more often right than other major powers in your foreign policy, but not this time. If Syrian military forces feel the need to fire on our ally, then we're well within our rights to come to their defence.

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Assist Turkey? Why not ham

Assist Turkey? Why not ham or beef or chicken?

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