Turkey

Could Turkey Beat Syria?

Could Turkey Beat Syria?

Aaron Stein, Dov Friedman
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October 10, 2012

As the first news broke last week that a second Syrian artillery shell had struck Akcakale and killed five civilians, Turkey had already begun taking decisive action.

Turkish president says "worst case" unfolding in Syria

Turkish president says "worst case" unfolding in Syria

By Hamdi Istanbullu

GUVECCI, Turkey | Tue Oct 9, 2012

 

 

(Reuters) - Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday the "worst-case scenarios" were now playing out in Syria and Turkey would do everything necessary to protect itself, as its army fired back for a sixth day after a shell from Syria flew over the border.

Is a Turkey-Syria conflict inevitable?

Is a Turkey-Syria conflict inevitable?

Al Jazeera, 7 October 2012

Five Turkish civilians were killed in mortar fire that originated from within Syria and the Turkish government responded by placing the country on a virtual war footing.

Turkey warns Syria again as world watches

Turkey warns Syria again as world watches

Deutsche Welle, 7 October 2012

Turkey has issued a fresh warning that the firing of artillery shells from across the border in Syria will not go unpunished. While the US has voiced fears of a widening conflict, Ankara says it does not want a war.

Turkey again returned fire after Syrian mortar bombs landed in a field in southern Turkey on Saturday - the fourth day in which shells have been fired across the border from either side.

Local media and Turkish officials said they were certain the bombs had been fired by pro-government Syrian forces rather than rebels.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu appeared in part to attempt to cool the situation in an interview with state broadcaster TRT on Saturday, emphasizing that parliament's approval of possible cross-border military action was intended as a deterrent.

Decoding Turkish Involvement in the Syrian Civil War

Decoding Turkish Involvement in the Syrian Civil War

Zachary Fillingham
Oct 05, 12

 

This week’s cross-border mortar attack and subsequent artillery retaliation along the Syria-Turkey border seems to harken what many analysts have been predicting for a long time: violence from the Syrian Civil War spilling its borders.

Turkey Lashing Out At Syria: A Sign of Frayed Nerves In Ankara

Turkey Lashing Out At Syria: A Sign of Frayed Nerves In Ankara

By Dr Jonathan Eyal

4 Oct 2012

Turkey's recent diplomatic offensive has been brought to an abrupt end by the Syrian conflict, which spilled into Turkey last night. The violence has revealed the weaknesses in Ankara's position resulting from its failed approach to the Syria Crises.

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