Turkish govt seeks Parliament approval for military operations after Syria attack

The Turkish government on Thursday presented a "Prime Ministry Motion" to the Turkish parliament which authorizes the government for a year to to send Turkish troops abroad regarding Syria issue.

Turkish govt seeks Parliament approval for military operations after Syria attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish government on Thursday presented a "Prime Ministry Motion" to the Turkish parliament which authorizes the government for a year to to send Turkish troops abroad regarding Syria issue.

Signed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the motion covers;

"Ongoing crisis in Syria affects the stability and security in the region and now the escalating negativeness affects our national security. Syrian armed forces have been holding assailant acts under the name of military operations into Turkish land despite our several warnings and diplomatic tries since September 20, 2012. This situation risks and threatens our national security. In this respect, the need of taking precautions and acting quickly against any threats to Turkey has arisen. In the framework of the situation, according to Article 92 of the Turkish Constitution, we kindly ask Turkish parliament to discuss a motion that authorizes the government for a year to send Turkish troops to foreign countries."

Ibrahim Kalin, a senior adviser to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, said on his Twitter account that Turkey had no interest in a war with Syria but would protect its borders.

He said political and diplomatic initiatives would continue.

Last Mod: 04 Ekim 2012, 15:25
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