Turkey: 'All options' open on Syria, armed forces on alert

August 28, 2013 18:13

ANKARA - Turkey has put its armed forces on alert to guard against threats from Syria as Western allies weigh possible military action against President Bashar Assad, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday.

"We are now at a more alert position ... Turkey will take whatever measures necessary within the framework of its own strategic interests," Davutoglu said. He said "all options" remained open on the possible international action.

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