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Syria says Turkey's bid for NATO missiles "provocative"

A Turkish soldier takes up his position near the border with Syria during heavy rain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A Turkish soldier takes up his position near the border with Syria during heavy rain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A Turkish soldier takes up his position near the border with Syria during heavy rain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A Turkish soldier takes up his position near the border with Syria during heavy rain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot defence missiles near its border with Syria, making its first response to the move by Ankara earlier this week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A Turkish soldier takes up his position near the border with Syria during heavy rain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot defence...more

A Turkish soldier takes up his position near the border with Syria during heavy rain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot defence missiles near its border with Syria, making its first response to the move by Ankara earlier this week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Syrian refugees flee from their homes in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as they try to cross the border fence into Turkey during heavy rain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot defence missiles near its border with Syria, making its first response to the move by Ankara earlier this week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Syrian refugees flee from their homes in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as they try to cross the border fence into Turkey during heavy rain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has...more

Syrian refugees flee from their homes in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as they try to cross the border fence into Turkey during heavy rain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot defence missiles near its border with Syria, making its first response to the move by Ankara earlier this week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A view is seen of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

A view is seen of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

A view is seen of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A view is seen of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

A view is seen of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

A view is seen of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Buildings are damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

Buildings are damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

Buildings are damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) and Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani (C) speak to the media after meeting in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) and Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani (C) speak to the media after meeting in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) and Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani (C) speak to the media after meeting in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (C) and Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani (R) speak to the media after meeting in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (C) and Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani (R) speak to the media after meeting in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (C) and Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani (R) speak to the media after meeting in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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General view of damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

General view of damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

General view of damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (Center-R) meets Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani (Center-L) in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (Center-R) meets Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani (Center-L) in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (Center-R) meets Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani (Center-L) in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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General view of damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

General view of damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

General view of damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria near Damascus November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A Syrian man walks in front of his house during heavy rain in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot defence missiles near its border with Syria, making its first response to the move by Ankara earlier this week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A Syrian man walks in front of his house during heavy rain in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy...more

A Syrian man walks in front of his house during heavy rain in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot defence missiles near its border with Syria, making its first response to the move by Ankara earlier this week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (R) meets Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (R) meets Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (R) meets Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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A Turkish boy rides a bicycle in front of the border with Syria, at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa,November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A Turkish boy rides a bicycle in front of the border with Syria, at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa,November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A Turkish boy rides a bicycle in front of the border with Syria, at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa,November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Syrians stand near their homes during heavy rain in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot defence missiles near its border with Syria, making its first response to the move by Ankara earlier this week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Syrians stand near their homes during heavy rain in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot...more

Syrians stand near their homes during heavy rain in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 23, 2012. Syria has denounced Turkey's request that NATO deploy Patriot defence missiles near its border with Syria, making its first response to the move by Ankara earlier this week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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