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October 4, 2012 10:39 am

Turkey’s Parliament Approves Military Action in Syria

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WSJ – ISTANBUL—Turkey’s parliament approved a measure proposed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, giving the government broad powers to send soldiers into “foreign countries” after Turkish armed forces and Syria traded fire on Wednesday and Thursday.

The measure is valid for one year and allows Mr. Erdogan to deploy troops into Syria without consulting with the national assembly in Ankara. The measure was opposed by the main opposition Republican People’s Party, which dubbed it a “war bill.”

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