Turkey's Prime Minister has rejected claims his country is being drawn into the crisis in Syria.
Speaking about the suicide bomb attacks at the weekend which are believed to have been carried out by Islamic State militants, Ahmet Davutoglu said they were designed to "cast a shadow" over the country's forthcoming elections.
"These attacks won't turn Turkey into a Syria," Ahmet Davutoglu said in an interview on Turkish television on Monday.
He added that Turkey would hold talks with Russia and Iran to work towards a political solution in Syria but would not take a foreign policy stance which "legitimises the Syrian regime".
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