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DEAL Report: Syria Won’t Cross Turkey Bulent Kilic, AFP / Getty Images

Report: Syria Won’t Cross Turkey

Looks like Syria is capable of making deals after all. Turkish media reported Friday the country has agreed to keep its army six miles away from the Turkish border, in light of recent shellings that killed five Turkish citizens and wounded nine more. The report has yet to be confirmed by the Syrian government. Timing on the reported deal couldn’t be more timely: on Thursday, Turkey’s parliament approved a bill allowing its military to launch raids at any time within the next year if they deemed it necessary. “We are not interested in war,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “But we’re not far from it either.”

October 5, 2012 10:13 PM