PM: Damascus should not test Turkey’s patience
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.13 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Turkey will take decisive steps against Damascus if the Syrian army violates its border, TRT Haber TV channel quotes Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying on Tuesday.
Erdogan said that Ankara will answer in the most rigorous way to the border violations by the Syrian army, therefore it would be better for Damascus not to test Turkey's patience.
For already the second day, Syrian Air Force has been bombing areas bordering with Turkey, where armed opposition groups are based. As a result, Syrian shells hit Turkish territory almost every day, while Turkish army returns fire.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for a year and half.
According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is nearing 30,000.
Over 230,000 have become refugees with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.