Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan warned today his country was "not far" from war with Syria following cross-border attacks this week.
In a belligerent speech to a crowd in Istanbul, Mr Erdogan warned the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad it would be making a fatal mistake if it picked a fight with Turkey.
The speech followed a Syrian mortar barrage on a town in southeast Turkey that killed five people on Tuesday.
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