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During his "balcony speech" on election night, Erdoy-an stressed that Syria is in a state of war with Turkey and criticized the leaking of a recorded conversation concerning whether Turkey should conduct a military operation in Syria ahead of Sunday's elections, allegedly between Davutoy-lu and certain government officials.
In a statement read out on state media television, the government said: "From this time on, the North-South relations will be entering the state of war and all issues raised between the North and the South will be handled accordingly.
BEIRUT: UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Lebanese Army troops on Friday began putting down razor wire near the border with Israel, in order to prevent further breaches of the Blue Line separating the two nations, which are technically in a state of war.
In a state of war all sorts of things can be justified in fighting the enemy, but when it comes to the treatment of prisoners of war we have the Geneva Conventions.
A ALTHOUGH the Western Front Armistice put an end to the fighting, a state of war still existed with Germany until the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919.
11) At its conclusion, State of War accomplishes the author's main goals of exposing the neoconservative base that captured the administration's foreign policy, (12) while also explaining the demise of the once powerful Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
There has been an undeclared state of war between the U.
Israelis have lived in a perpetual state of war since independence in 1948.
Radical Islam (which synthesizes the worst elements of the political Left and the religious Right) now cranks up the same sense of red alert--what Egyptian playwright Ali Salem calls a mental state of war, poisoning every joy--with as much and as little basis in experienced reality, and as little regard for the outcome.
Israel has been in a state of war since it was created.
These facts come from James Risen's new book, State of War, which also reveals that, for the first nine months after we took Baghdad, instead of concentrating on intelligence, the CIA station was pressed by Washington to search for those non-existent weapons of mass destruction.
The United Nations 1987 Convention Against Torture has this to say on the subject: "No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.

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