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Turkey returns fire to Syria

Turkish forces fired across the border into Syria today after a shell launched from Syria landed in Turkey's border town of Akcakale.

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Turkey not interested in war 'but not far from it'

Turkey's Prime Minister left Syria in no doubt today of the consequences of launching another mortar attack over the border. Tayip Erdogan said that testing his country's capacity for deterrence would be a 'fatal mistake". He added:

"We are not interested in war, but we're not far from it either. This nation has come to where it is today having gone through intercontinental wars."

Turkish Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan Credit: Reuters

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