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Turkey threatens to send military into Syria

Says mission’s goal would be outlining a new safety zone

Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said his government was hopeful that an incursion would be unnecessary. Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said his government was hopeful that an incursion would be unnecessary.
By Sebnem Arsu
New York Times / November 30, 2011
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Turkish officials continued yesterday to step up pressure on Syria, saying they would consider having their military cross the border to impose a safety zone if the Assad government failed to stop killing citizens demanding democratic change. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said yesterday that his government was hopeful that an incursion would be unnecessary and that Syria would respond to sanctions imposed by the Arab League on Sunday. But the Syrian government has shown no willingness to abide the demands of its neighbors, declaring the Arab League move ‘economic war.’

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