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Turkey arms its border with Syria
 
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that any military forces approaching the Turkish border from Syria would be considered a threat.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that any military forces approaching the Turkish border from Syria would be considered a threat.
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Turkish state media reported Thursday that anti-aircraft guns are being deployed along Turkey's 550-mile border with Syria, after a Turkish military jet was shot down last week. The news comes amid reports that Syrian rebels are growing more aggressive in and around Syria's capital of Damascus. On Thursday, the state news agency reported an explosion near the Palace of Justice, just one day after a reported attack on a pro-government TV station. United Nations peace envoy Kofi Annan has arranged an emergency meeting on Saturday in Switzerland to deal with the crisis in Syria. Diplomats from China, France, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S. will attend, and officials from the U.N, the Arab League, and the European Union were also invited.

 

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