Turkish Kurds gather near the Mursitpinar border gate in solidarity with Syrian Kurds in Kobani, in Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 27, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey was prepared for all necessary measures to tackle security threats along its borders, highlighting Ankara's growing anxiety about conflict near its southern frontier in Syria.Syrian Kurdish forces secured the town of Kobani near the Turkish border over the weekend, beating back ISIS militants.Ankara has looked askance as the Syrian Kurds have made military advances against Islamic militants, fearing the creation of an autonomous Kurdish state in Syrian territory that would further embolden Turkey's own 14 million Kurds.President Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday Turkey would never allow formation of a Kurdish state along its southern borders.However, the pro-government Sabah newspaper said policy could be altered to allow Turkish forces to attack ISIS fighters who near the border.
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