August 12, 2011 - 20:31 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - On August 12, reservists of the Turkish army were mustered and dispatched to the border with Syria, where to all appearance clashes are expected.
Turkish Zaman newspaper quoted a government official as saying that in case of an armed conflict a huge flow of Syrian refugees will head for Turkey. According to official data, 7239 refugees have already penetrated into the country. Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss the situation in Syria.
Meanwhile, an Iranian official told the website of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps that if U.S. and Turkey launch a military operation in Syria, Iraqi Kurdistan will become a new Afghanistan. The same official stated that Iran will declare war on Turkey, should the latter break in Syria. However, the post was later removed from the website.