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."
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