» 06/25/2012, 00.00
TURKEY - SYRIA
Tension mounts between Ankara and Damascus. NATO and EU to debate shooting down of jet
The Turkish foreign minister says the attack occurred over international waters. Strong criticism from the U.S. and Britain. Syria lowers tones: "There is no enmity between Syria and Turkey." NATO’s difficult position.
26/06/2012 TURKEY - SYRIA
Ankara warns UN the jet shot down a "security threat" from Syria
The Turkish deputy prime minister declares that this "hostile act ... shall not be unpunished." Today, NATO meets to discuss a possible joint response to Syria. But Erdogan remains moderate and European countries exclude any military action.
04/10/2012 TURKEY - SYRIA
Turkish reprisals on Syrian border. Push for NATO intervention
Representatives from Ankara warn the UN and seek military intervention of the NATO member countries. But there are those who suspect that the bombs were thrown by anti-Assad rebels to provoke war in the region.
Damascus, attack on a pro-government television station, three dead
The assault happened in Drousha 20 km south of the capital. So far there are no claims of responsibility. Bashar al-Assad announces that Syria is at war. Government cabinet reshuffled. The priority is to fight and defeat the terrorists.
15/06/2011 SYRIA – TURKEY
Giant pro-Assad rally in Damascus, bishop says 80 per cent of the people behind him
A 2.3-kilometre flag is carried through the streets of the capital. Syria’s Red Crescent society and its Turkish counterpart organise the repatriation of thousands of refugees who crossed into Turkey following the attack against Jisr al-Shughour. Syrian authorities announce a “limited” military operation against Maraat an-Numan.
More deaths yesterday in Syria despite Bashar al-Assad’s promises
The Syrian president issued orders to his security forces not to shoot at demonstrators on the “Friday of the free women of Syria”. Next week, talks are planned with a presidential adviser to discuss opposition demands.
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