Turkey Unprepared To Fight Syria
ANKARA [MENL] -- Turkey, despite offers of Arab and U.S. support, has
assessed that its military was unable to lead a war against neighboring
Western diplomatic sources said the government of Prime Minister Recep
Erdogan has concluded that Turkey, with the second largest army in NATO,
could not afford a war with Syria that would include its powerful allies.
They said Erdogan, in wake of consultations with the military and intelligence
community, believes that any major Turkish attack on Syria would prompt
intervention by Iran and Russia.