Turkish President Abdullah Gul expressed concern about the progress of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in some areas near the Turkish border, alluding to his country’s inability to fully control the border and prevent the possible infiltration of some members of the organization to Turkey. Violent clashes took place between the State and the Civilian Protection Council in Dana, Idleb. Similar clashes took place between two days ago between the State and the Islamic Victory Front that resulted in casualties and the wounding of others. It is noteworthy that some analysts considered the organization to be a creation of the regime to convince international public opinion that the revolution has deviated from its path. Others have pointed out that since the beginning of the revolution Bashar al-Assad has threatened the security of Syria’s neighboring countries and released extremist prisoners knowing full well the reality of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levent. Gul pointed out that “all competent authorities in Turkey have been warned about the importance of Turkish security.” But he acknowledged that his task is difficult because the border with Syria is long, 910 km.