Turkey asks NATO for missile defense against Syria

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A Syrian man sits near a railway track as he looks across the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 21, 2012. Turkey has asked NATO to deploy Patriot missiles on its territory, the alliance said on Wednesday, to help it defend itself against any Syrian attacks. Sporadic gunfire was heard throughout the day at the border. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh