Syrian man cries while holding the body of his son near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in a government-controlled area of the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, leveling buildings and trapping survivors under the rubble, state TV said. More than 120 people were injured, the government said. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country does not war with Syria but that it is determined to protect its borders and people.
Erdogan was speaking at a news conference Thursday, hours after Turkey's Parliament approved a bill authorizing military operations against Syria.
Earlier on Thursday, Turkey fired on targets in Syria for a second day following a deadly Syrian shelling that killed five civilians in a Turkish border town.