Erdogan says testing Turkey «a fatal mistake»

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on October 5 that testing Turkey's capacity for deterrence would be «a fatal mistake», in a warning to Damascus in the wake of Syrian shelling of a Turkish town 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.»

Adapted from Worldbulletin