PROPAGANDA ALERT: Syria Allegedly Threatens NATO Heavyweight Turkey
By Cem Ertür
Global Research, June 09, 2012
9 June 2012
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compiled by Cem Ertür

Clinton targets Syria: “We will go against those that threaten Turkey and Turkish lives”

“[B]oth the foreign minister [of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu] and I are committed to making sure both of our governments are as focused and coordinated as we can be going against those that threaten Turkey and Turkish lives.”

[US Foreign Minister Hillary Clinton, joint press conference with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Istanbul, 7 June 2012]  [1]

“ [G]iven the violation of Turkish borders and national security [by Syria], all scenarios and alternatives will be considered.”

[Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, joint press conference with US Foreign Minister Hillary Clinton, Istanbul, 7 June 2012]  [2]

“Al-Asad’s regime is finished. […]  We have been patient with Syria so far, but if the government makes any more mistakes on the [Turkish-Syrian] border, then that will be an issue for NATO as enshrined in Article 5.” (*)

[Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, interview with Corriere della Sera on board aeroplane flying from Adana to Ankara, 5 May 2012]  [3]

(*)  Article 5 of The North Atlantic Treaty (1949) states that an attack on any North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member country is an attack on all of NATO.


[1]  Remarks with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu after their meeting

U.S. Department of State website, 7 June 2012

[2]  Turkey, US condemn Assad regime’s brutal violence in Syria

by Lamiya Adilgizi, Today’s Zaman, 7 June 2012

[3]  Turkish PM may seek NATO aid if Syria “makes any more mistakes” – Italian paper

BBC Monitoring European, 7 May 2012

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