WikiLeaks: Turkey was ready to launch military operations against Russia in August 2008Source : http://www.allhotnewz.info/2010/12/09/wikileaks-turkey-was-ready-to-launch-military-operations-against-russia-in-august-2008/
– December 9, 2010Posted in: Politics
According to the infamous WikiLeaks, during Russia and Georgia’s 2008 war, Turkey was ready to deploy its troops under the status of NATO into Georgia’s territory in case of Russia’s invasion of Adjara.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and members of the Turkish parliament visited Moscow and met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, a document dated August 14 2008 stated.
According to the document, the Turkish delegation told Medvedev that if Russia conducted military operations near the 100-kilometer zone surrounding the Turkish border, the Turkish side, as a NATO member, would have the right and even be obligated to place their units into military operations and protect the territory of neighboring member states of the alliance.
The document specifies that Turkey would have deployed its troops to Georgia in case of military actions in Adjara and it would have launched targeted air strikes.