Turkish PM warns of civil war in Syria

ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Syria was heading for civil war and that Turkey should play a leading role in preventing this, in one of Ankara's starkest warnings over the violent uprising against President Bashar Assad.
"The situation in Syria is heading towards a religious, sectarian, racial war, and this needs to be prevented," Erdogan told a news conference in Ankara.
"Turkey has to take on a leadership role here, because the current situation poses a threat to Turkey."
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