From Reuters: Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that testing Turkey would be "a fatal mistake", in a warning to Damascus in the wake of Syrian shelling of a town in southeast Turkey that killed five people. . . .
Striking a belligerent tone in a speech to a crowd in Istanbul, Erdogan said: "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.
"Those who attempt to test Turkey’s deterrence, its decisiveness, its capacity, I say here they are making a fatal mistake," he said.
"When they say ‘if you want peace prepare for war’ it means that when the time comes, war becomes the key to peace." (photo: Breaking News/Syria)