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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that they wanted only peace and security in the region.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Iran's First-Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday, Erdogan stressed that they had no intention for a war.
Erdogan's comments came just a day after Syrian artillery shells that landed in south-eastern town of Akcakale killed 5 Turkish citizens and wounded 9 others.
Yesterday's incident in Akcakale was not just an ordinary one since it showed how a clash in a country (Syria) could have an effect beyond borders, Erdogan stated.
"This was not the first attack of Syria against Turkey. There were seven other attacks made by Syria on Turkey in recent times," Erdogan underlined.
"We only want peace and security in our region. This is what we care about. We have no intention for a war," Erdogan noted.
"The Republic of Turkey is strong enough to protect its citizens and borders. No one should test our determination in this regard," Erdogan said.
On a Prime Ministry motion that was approved by the Turkish Parliament on Thursday and one that authorized the Turkish government to send troops abroad, Prime Minister Erdogan said that those who were against the motion in the parliament will not be able to pay the price to history.
"We will talk to our people about those who opposed the Prime Ministry motion," Erdogan also said.Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Ekim 2012, 12:02