RIA Novosti 
October 5, 2012
Turkey does not want a war with Syria but cannot rule out armed conflict, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
“We do not advocate war but we are not far from it,” he said.
He warned that those who are trying to put Turkey’s “deterrence policy” to the test are making a “deadly mistake.”
“We are not bluffing – we will stand by our course whatever it takes,” Erdogan said.
He warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against “testing Turkey’s patience.”
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