Turkey Puts Military on Alert, Opts for Security Council Move on Syria
Turkey has put its armed forces on alert to guard against threats from Syria as Western allies considerr military action against the Syrian government.
"We are now at a more alert position ... Turkey will take whatever measures necessary within the framework of its own strategic interests," Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters, as cited by international media.
"The Turkish armed forces have the mandate to take every measure against any security threat from Syria or elsewhere ... and retaliate within the rules of engagement."
Davutoglu also said Turkey expects a method of action against Syria that will help clarify the picture in the Arab republic rather than measures that will further lead to uncertainty amid the county’s two-year-old civil war.
Turkish intelligence also has evidence about the use of “chemical weapons” in Syria, and Ankara has shared those findings with allies, the minister said, according to Hurriyet Daily News.
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