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Turkey's Erdogan warns of retaliation for border blasts

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 00:53

May 12 - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says he is waiting for an opportune moment to respond to border attacks that killed 46. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Outrage on the streets of Turkey after twin car blasts in a town near the Syrian border killed 46 people. The government is accusing a group loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of carrying out the attacks. Now, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is warning that there will be a price to pay for the violence (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRIME MINISTER TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "Anyone who wants to harm Turkey will have to pay a price sooner or later. Major states act according to their social responsibilities. Major states would retaliate twice as hard as the initial provocation when they face an attack, but they will wait for the right time. No one should be in any doubt that the price of the lives of our brothers, as well as those of hundreds of thousands of Syrians, will be paid." Syria has denied any involvement in the attack.

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Turkey's Erdogan warns of retaliation for border blasts

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 00:53