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US says will stand by Turkey over border tensions with Syria
Wed Oct 3, 2012 9:54PM
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Turkey Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the US has assured him of full backing at NATO and the UN over a deadly Syrian mortar attack on Wednesday that killed five people in southeast Turkey.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave the assurances to Davutoglu in a phone call, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Also White House spokesman Tommy Vietor separately said, "We stand with our Turkish ally and are continuing to consult closely on the path forward.”

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