Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

Read more

THE DEBATE

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

Read more

FOCUS

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn: 'Either we import stability, or we export instability'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

From Italy to Cyprus via Hungary: A look back at key events in Europe

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US-China trade war is 'on hold'

Read more

#TECH 24

Is GDPR a good thing for EU tech companies?

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

'The internet is like water, we need to help children understand how to swim'

Read more

Middle East

Turkey has located 700 Syrian missiles, minister says

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2012-12-05

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the Turkish daily Sabah in a recent interview that his ministry has located some 700 missiles in Syria and knows who controls them.

The Syrian regime has 700 missiles and their location, storage method and who controls them are no secret to Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in a recent interview with the Turkish daily Sabah.

Davutoğlu added that Turkey’s request to NATO for a Patriot missile system on its border with Syria was made as a precaution against any threat that might arise from whatever factions might end up in control of the country.

Davutoğlu said that a psychological line had been crossed in the civil war now engulfing its southern neighbour. In the past, he said, observers were concerned about what Damascus might do to exact revenge on regional neighbours following the unrest.

"But now, everyone thinks of what to do next if the regime falls,” he says.

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News.

 

 

Date created : 2012-12-05

  • Turkey - Syria

    NATO approves Turkish anti-missile defence for Syrian border

    Read more

  • SYRIA / TURKEY

    Syrian air force launches 'failed attack' on rebel command base

    Read more

  • TURKEY-SYRIA

    Turkey missile plan 'new act of provocation' Syria says

    Read more

COMMENT(S)