U.S. Secretary of State proposes to create center to help Syrian opposition at Turkish border
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 21 /Trend A.Taghiyeva/
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has proposed to create a facility at the Turkish border to help the Syrian opposition, from which humanitarian aid from other countries will be distributed, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet reports.
Clinton also condemned the violation of the Turkish border by the Syrian army and stressed that in the case of a recurrence of such incidents, NATO could intervene, as Turkey is a member of the alliance.
"Breaking the boundaries of NATO member and the threat to the security of this country is unacceptable" she said.
Last week, the Syrian army opened fire on opposition activists who tried to flee to Turkey. As a result of the incident on the border between the two countries two citizens of Syria had been killed, 11 people were injured, including a citizen of Turkey.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in turn that Ankara will appropriately respond to these actions.
Syria has been covered by anti-government speeches for more than year resulting in violent clashes. Currently there is a truce between the armed wing of the opposition, the free Syrian army and government troops, which is violated by the Syrian army every day. According to UN figures, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 10000. In its turn, the Syrian authorities say the number of those killed in clashes were over 2,5 thousand soldiers and police officers against whom there are well-armed militants.