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33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syria strikes

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  • March 2, 2020
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33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syria strikes

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- International Affairs

In news:

  • Syrian Civil War: Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air power, have launched an assault to capture the northwest Syria, the last remaining territory held by Syrian rebels backed by Turkey
  • As a result, UN Security Council called an emergency meeting to avert open conflict between Russia and NATO member Turkey

Prelims Value Addition

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance established by the Washington Treaty of April 4, 1949, by US, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide collective security against then USSR
  • A key provision of the treaty, the so-called Article 5, states that if one member of the alliance is attacked then it is to be considered an attack on all members. 
  • NATO effectively put Western Europe under the “nuclear umbrella” of the US.
  • As of 2019, there are 29 member states, with Montenegro becoming the latest member to join the alliance in 2017
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 29th February 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 29th February 2020

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