Turkish parliament approves Syria operation motion
Turkey's parliament gave authorisation on October 4 for military operations outside Turkish borders if the government deemed them necessary, a day after artillery shelling from Syria killed five civilians in a Turkish town.
The government had sought parliamentary approval to send soldiers to foreign countries in a memorandum which said that «aggressive action» by Syria's armed forces against Turkish territory posed a serious threat to national security.
Adapted from Worldbulletin
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