Thursday, October 4, 2012

Turkey's Parliament authorizes military operations in Syria


Turkey's Parliament approves bill authorizing military operations in Syria. This is illegal under international law !  It authorized military operations "in Syria". Therefore, it breaches Article 2(4) of the UN Charter.  

Turkey 
has the right to self-defence. But it must be necessary and instant and it must not be unreasonable or disproportionate. It can defend its own territory, but it cannot enter other's territory.

Requirements of self-defence: It must be necessary and instant, and the acts done - in self-defence - must not be unreasonable or excessive, and the force used must be proportionate to the harm threatened or caused. Otherwise, the situation turns into an act of aggression!

If you "accept" Turkey's decision, then you should "accept" the US occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, which is unacceptable and illegal!


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