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Turkey warns Syria again as world watches
Deutsche Welle, 7 October 2012
Turkey has issued a fresh warning that the firing of artillery shells from across the border in Syria will not go unpunished. While the US has voiced fears of a widening conflict, Ankara says it does not want a war.
Turkey again returned fire after Syrian mortar bombs landed in a field in southern Turkey on Saturday - the fourth day in which shells have been fired across the border from either side.
Local media and Turkish officials said they were certain the bombs had been fired by pro-government Syrian forces rather than rebels.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu appeared in part to attempt to cool the situation in an interview with state broadcaster TRT on Saturday, emphasizing that parliament's approval of possible cross-border military action was intended as a deterrent.