CHP Deputy Chairman Gürsel Tekin, speaking to the Taraf daily on Thursday, said the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government will send Turkish ground forces to the north of Syria on Thursday or Friday night. The deputy's statement implied that Turkey would set up a buffer zone, which it has previously pressed for in Syria. Tekin said he obtained the critical information from a reliable source, who is assumed to be in the military, about the plans for intervention in Syria.
Saudi Arabia: 'Everyone's' talking about them getting nuclear weapons ~ link ~
If Ukrainian forces attempted to retake the territory in eastern Ukraine (Donbas) held by pro-Russia separatist rebels, he warned, the Russian military could very well declare war and march on the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, whatever the costs. He also described potential dangers from the military buildup in Europe — particularly American missile defense there — and discussed when Russia's nuclear doctrine would or would not allow the use of nuclear weapons.
British election has ended, high turnout, no counts at press time ~ link ~
After six weeks of campaigning and debate, people have been casting their vote at around 50,000 polling stations.
Polls close at 22:00 BST with results from the first constituencies expected before midnight and the final result due on Friday afternoon.