Turkey says NATO is option to defend Syrian border

By REUTERS
April 12, 2012 09:41

 
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ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said NATO is responsible for protecting his country's borders, newspapers reported on Thursday, after gunfire from Syria hit a refugee camp on the Turkish side, wounding four people.

"We have many options. A country has rights born out of international law against border violations," Erdogan was quoted as saying by Hurriyet daily and other newspapers.

"Also, NATO has responsibilities to do with Turkey's borders, according to Article 5," added Erdogan, whose country is a NATO member.

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