If the Syrian Army violates the Turkish border once again, Turkey will turn to NATO to address this problem, the country’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with Qatari Al-Jazeera TV channel.
“Turkey is a NATO member. Violation of borders of the country- a member of the Alliance gives the right to turn to NATO for help,” Erdogan said.
He also said that Turkey will always support the Syrian opposition and accept all the refugees from that country. President al-Assad regime can no longer stay in power after so many crimes, Erdogan said.
Anti-government protests which began in mid-March have persisted in Syria for almost a year. Daily reports are being received about the deaths of people, both civilian and the security forces.
According to UN statistics, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 10,000. The Syrian authorities accuse armed militants of the clashes saying they receive assistance from neighboring countries.