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Turkey Syria War Rumors: Warplane Shooting Could Lead NATO to Impose No Fly Zone

By: Nolan Kraszkiewicz Syrian state television has claimed to have shot down a Turkish F-4 fighter jet near their northern border. Now the Turkish government has formally acknowledged and confirmed this report. While the exact details surrounding the incident are … Continue reading

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Syria: Turkey to convene emergency Nato meeting

By: Adrian Blomfield The Turkish government brushed off protestations in Damascus that Friday’s incident was an accident, accusing Syria of deliberately bringing down the F-4 Phantom both in international airspace and without warning. Bringing a potentially dangerous international dimension to … Continue reading

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Turkey protests Syria over jet attack, seeks NATO response

Turkey dismissed on Sunday Syrian statements that a military jet downed in the eastern Mediterranean on Friday was in Syrian territorial waters, saying the unarmed plane was shot down in international airspace without warning while on a solo mission to … Continue reading

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Will Turkey force Obama’s hand on Syria?

By: Soner Cagaptay Washington’s ties with Ankara have improved significantly in recent years thanks to a personal relationship between President Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders have been in frequent contact, building a rapport that … Continue reading

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Romney Calls for Action, but His Party Is Divided

The massacre of more than 100 civilians, many of them children, in Syria over the weekend has presented Mitt Romney with a new opportunity to sound a familiar theme: that President Obama’s foreign policy is feckless and lacking in courage. … Continue reading

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The NATO is out of the window !

By: Heba Fesal A couple of days ago,secretary general  Anders Rasmussen announced from Chicago that the NATO would not intervene militarily in Syria*.  In one sentence, this man killed the hopes of many Syrians for a similar solution to their … Continue reading

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Turkey pushes for Syria focus at NATO

İSTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey’s priorities, including the Syrian crisis, were reflected in the decisions of the NATO heads of state and government summit, which ended in Chicago on Monday. While some members did not favor it, at Turkey’s insistence a … Continue reading

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World not doing enough for Syria, Turkey’s Gul says

The international community is not doing enough to help resolve the Syrian crisis, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday as he urged an orderly transition to democracy. “The international community as whole has so far performed poorly in providing an … Continue reading

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Why Assad shouldn’t worry about NATO

By: Elise Labott As NATO leaders discuss the winding down of its 10-year war in Afghanistan and pat themselves on the back for helping in the bloody ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, there is one increasingly deadly conflict that … Continue reading

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U.S. ambassador: NATO has no plans for military intervention in Syria

The U.S. ambassador to NATO says the alliance has no plans for military intervention in the Syrian crisis, as reports of deaths mount by the dozens and diplomatic efforts have yet to stymie the bloodshed. Ivo Daalder told reporters late … Continue reading

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