NATO will offer a military assistance to Turkey in Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – Syrian monitoring agency SMM Syria reported that members of the North Atlantic Alliance decided to offer Turkey the necessary assistance in resolving the Syrian crisis, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
It is about developing a strategy for the situation in the north-west of the Arab Republic, which does not exclude the possibility that NATO may intervene in the conflict in the Arab Republic.
“NATO member countries are exploring what can be done to support Turkey’s efforts in the Syrian crisis, the Alliance’s Secretary General said today during a virtual press conference”, SMM Syria said.
According to experts, the reason for supporting Erdogan in Syria is the situation with refugees on the Greek-Turkish border.
Experts say that in reality, European countries are unlikely to go to their military in Idlib and Aleppo, well aware of the losses in the event of a confrontation with Russia and Syria.
“Turkey in only two weeks lost 200 troops killed and wounded, and more than a hundred pieces of equipment, and this is taking into account the fact that the Syrian troops did not enter into open confrontation. Will Europe do something like this?” the news agency asking.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on February 28 this year and convenes an extraordinary meeting of the National Security Council, because then Syrian air forces backed by Russian air forces fire a Turkish convoy in Idlib province.
As a result of this attack, dozens of Turkish soldiers died and Erdogan promised no longer to stop Syrian refugees from targeting Europe and open Turkish borders for them.
As Turkey is an ally and member of NATO, many people expect the NATO member states and the alliance itself to respond to what is happening in Syria. Unfortunately, this cannot happen, as few people know, Russia and Syria have not breached a point of international agreements.
Amanda Sloat of Brookings Institution reminded then that everything is happening on Syrian territory and even with Russia attacking the Turkish army there, Ankara can only seek NATO consultations under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty, as it did after the downing of a Russian plane back in 2015.
Article 5 on the collective defense of member states can only be triggered if the attack is against forces, objects, ships or aircraft in the territory of Turkey, she adds.
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