Turkey could act against 'terrorist' group in Syria

July 26, 2012 15:58

ANKARA - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey could act against a "terrorist" organization in northern Syria if it sees it as a threat, referring to outlawed Kurdish militants.

"We will not allow a terrorist group to establish camps in northern Syria and threaten Turkey," Erdogan told a news conference.

"If there is a step which needs to be taken against the terrorist group, we will definitely take this step," he said.

Syrian President Bashar Assad and those close to him were about to leave power and preparations are underway for a "new era" in Turkey's southern neighbor, Erdogan said before departing for London.

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