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Turkish army 'to respond to any Syrian violation'
The Turkish Armed Forces' rules of engagement have changed as a result of Syria shooting down a Turkish warplane and they will respond to any violation on the Syrian border, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.
Turkey would not engage in war-mongering, but the attack on the reconnaissance jet, which was deliberately targeted, would not be left unanswered, Erdogan said in a speech to his ruling AK Party deputies in parliament.
Erdogan stressed, however, that Turkey did not want the dispute to escalate into conflict, and did not suggest that Turkey was considering resorting to conflict.