Erdogan on Lebanon: Will do anything to prevent civil war

November 24, 2010 12:08

Hours before visiting Beirut on Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government would do everything it can to prevent war in Lebanon.

Speaking to the Lebanese paper As-Safir on Tuesday, Erdogan said that "should any signs of war surface in Lebanon, God forbid, Turkey and the other countries in the region will do everything they can to prevent that war."He added that he does not wish to see the country experience another civil war, saying, "Today we stand by Lebanon as we always have."

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