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Turkey asks NATO for missile defense against Syria

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

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...more

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
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A Turkish worker piles up rocks to reinforce the border fence between the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain and the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 21, 2012. NATO member states have agreed to supply Turkey with an advanced Patriot missile system to defend against Syrian attacks and talks on its deployment are in the final stage, Turkey's foreign minister said on Tuesday. Sporadic gunfire was heard throughout the day at the border. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A Turkish worker piles up rocks to reinforce the border fence between the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain and the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 21, 2012. NATO member states have agreed to supply Turkey with an...more

A Turkish worker piles up rocks to reinforce the border fence between the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain and the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 21, 2012. NATO member states have agreed to supply Turkey with an advanced Patriot missile system to defend against Syrian attacks and talks on its deployment are in the final stage, Turkey's foreign minister said on Tuesday. Sporadic gunfire was heard throughout the day at the border. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Syrian refugees try to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey, as a military train approaches near them, at 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. Sporadic gunfire was heard throughout the day at the border. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Syrian refugees try to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey, as a military train approaches near them, at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, November 21, 2012. Turkey has asked NATO...more

Syrian refugees try to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey, as a military train approaches near them, at 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. Sporadic gunfire was heard throughout the day at the border. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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