A NATO spokesperson said Thursday Turkey did not ask the Alliance for help in dealing with Syria in the aftermath of a Syrian cross border aggression earlier this week.
Carmen Romero, however, underlined that the Alliance "takes it very seriously protecting its members," saying that NATO was monitoring the situation very closely and would continue to do so.
Syrian army troops opened fire on Syrians fleeing into a camp in Turkey's south earlier this week killing two and wounding 21 others. A police officer and three Syrians at the camp in Turkey's Kilis province were also wounded in the fire.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Article 5 of the NATO treaty obliged members to protect an ally in case it came under an attack.
"NATO has responsibilities to protect the Turkish border according to Article 5," Erdogan said.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday in case of a future border violation by Syria Turkey would "consult with NATO allies as well as reserve our rights to take measures by mobilizing our own capacities."
The only occasion where Article 5 of the NATO Treaty was invoked was after the September 11 attacks on the United States and consequently the attacks were deemed to be an attack on all NATO members.
TK1759 was carrying 170 passengers and seven crew members to Lisbon, the spokeswoman said on condition her name was not used.
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Gunman stormed local office of ruling AK Party in Istanbul.
29 people have been arrested for having alleged links to armed leftist group DHKP-C.
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Security to top agenda at aviation conference on Wednesday in Istanbul.
Power outage in most of Turkey occurred after problems in transmission lines, Turkish Electricity Transmission Company, TEIAS officials say.
Turkey's national flag-carrier says it has cancelled flights because of political turmoil in Yemen.
A Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Sao Paulo makes emergency landing in Casablanca.
President Erdogan has said that he plans to visit Iran but will be watching the developments in Yemen
Turkish dailies on Monday focused on the main opposition CHP party's interal primary elections.
The 300-million Turkish lira vessel will serve for at least 30 years.