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June 26, 2012 12:00 am

Turkey Asks NATO to Consider Syrian Shootdown a Military Attack on Alliance

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Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc. Photo: www.apa.az.

FOX News – Turkey said Monday it would push NATO to consider Syria’s downing of a Turkish jet as an attack on the whole military alliance.

The announcement came on the eve of a meeting by NATO’s governing body to discuss the incident. Despite deep frustration among many NATO countries over the conflict in Syria, where the opposition says President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on an increasingly armed popular uprising has killed 14,000 people, it’s highly unlikely the military alliance will take armed action against the Arab state.

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