Report: Turkey mulls troop deployment to Lebanon

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top ministers and generals Monday to consider sending up to 1,200 Turkish peacekeepers to Lebanon, reports said. A Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed that Erdogan was meeting with the foreign minister and top generals to discuss Lebanon but could not say whether details of a peacekeeping force were part of the agenda. Turkey has repeatedly said it would send forces once there was a cease-fire and after the United Nations had approved such a force.