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Turkey and Syria: Border Violence Continues

Turkey's Parliament has authorized military operations against Syria.

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And Turkey's military fired on Syrian targets for a second day.

The assault was in response to shelling from Syria that killed five civilians in a Turkish border town.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Suat Kiniklioglu, the former deputy chairman of external affairs for Turkey's ruling Party.

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    Turkish soldiers patrol in an armoured personnel carrier on the Turkish-Syrian border near the Akcakale border crossing, southern Sanliurfa province, October 4, 2012. Turkey's parliament gave authorisation on Thursday for military operations outside Turkish borders if the government deemed them necessary, a day after artillery shelling from Syria killed five civilians in the Turkish town of Akcakale. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)

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    Turkish soldiers patrol in an armoured personnel carrier on the Turkish-Syrian border near the Akcakale border crossing, southern Sanliurfa province, October 4, 2012. Turkey's parliament gave authorisation on Thursday for military operations outside Turkish borders if the government deemed them necessary, a day after artillery shelling from Syria killed five civilians in the Turkish town of Akcakale. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)

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