What Is NATO's Article 4? Why Turkey Called For Consultations Under Rarely Used Provision

When Turkey called Sunday for NATO consultations, it invoked Article 4 of the Alliance's 1949 treaty -- a provision rarely called upon since NATO's creation and often overshadowed by the better-known Article 5. But Turkey's choice to use Article 4 this week could hold clues to Ankara's intentions as it ramps up military action in neighboring Syria.

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