NATOâ€™s chief has stated that they will not leave Turkey alone in Syrian crisis and in the event of a negative situation NATO will take necessary steps to protect Turkey without hesitation.
NATO which closely monitors developments in Syria sought political solution to the crisis. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that they stood ready to take all necessary steps to protect Syriaâ€™s neighbor Turkey.
â€œInternational community should send a clear and strong message that it supports peopleâ€™s demands in Syria,â€ Rasmussen said. Rasmussen said NATO had no plan to intervene militarily in Syria, though it was monitoring the situation closely because Syria’s neighbor Turkey - which is struggling to cope with a huge influx of refugees - is a NATO member. "Of course we stand ready to take all necessary steps to protect and defend Turkey as an ally within NATO," he told Reuters in an interview.
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