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.
A Pakistani cultural event has captivated thousands of audience members held in Kecioren, Ankara.
Monday's dailies cover Greece's bailout referendum and latest developments on the Turkish-Syrian border
There has been intense activity on the Turkish border for the past two days. New missiles and artillery have been stationed on the border
Consignment, which arrived Sunday, includes six fully-equipped ambulances
World Heritage Committee approve Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens in southeastern Turkey on the list
Sources claim that senior Israeli and Turkish officials have held a secret meeting in Rome to renew talks on a reconciliation agreement between the two nations
The ambassador to the US, John Bass, has shared his concerns with Turkey regarding the territorial integrity of Syria and has said that Turkey should open SEast airbases
The public prosecutors office has sought life sentences for the suspects that violated Turkey’s national security in 2014 when they searched Turkish intelligence trucks in Adana en route to Syria
Turkey on Friday reappointed a former defence minister after his successor was elected as parliamentary speaker.
Turkish newspapers on Friday report on possible coalition scenarios in Turkey, Greece’s bailout referendum
The Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu has said that he will not peculation about Turkish military action in Syria, saying country will not be put at risk
Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline will have significant effect on economies involved, SOCAR Turkey CEO Kenan Yavuz told
A Syrian refugee has set himself on fire to protest his 15 year old sons abduction by the PKK.
Turkish dailies on Thursday report on the Turkish parliamentary speaker election, Greek debt crisis
Thousands take to streets all over Turkey to protest China's alleged ban on Muslims fasting during Ramadan