Turkey could use Syria to supply UN troops in Lebanon
Deutsche Presse Agentur
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.
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