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Turkey could use Syria to supply UN troops in Lebanon

Deutsche Presse Agentur
Published: Wednesday August 23, 2006

Ankara- Turkey could use Syria as a logistical base if it decides to send troops to Lebanon as part of a UN peacekeeping force, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday. Returning from a trip to Damascus where het met Syrian President Bashar Assad, Gul said the Syrian authorities had reacted positively to the suggestion of Syria serving as a base for supplies but that no official request had been made.

Turkey has yet to officially commit to sending peacekeeping troops but a positive decision is expected soon.

© 2006 DPA - Deutsche Presse-Agenteur