Avrupa News Agency (AVA) London-Turkish Ambassador Unal Cevikoz was on BBC Newsnight programme yesterday night. The shelling of Akacakale in Turkey's southeast, which killed five people and violations of Turkish territory.Turkey's parliament approved a bill that authorises military strikes in Syria, in response "aggressive action"
Turkish Ambassador said : "Military action against Syria not necessary now but want to be able to use it if need to.
Ambassador added on the BBC Newsnight: " Turkish ambassador: When Turkish territory is violated, it has right to retaliate and is going to retaliate again."
Turkish ambassador to UK: "We are concerned about the stability of the region as there is a spillover effect - but one has to show restraint."
UnalCevikoz: "Turkey is not declaring war but must protect its citizens"
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said the bill authorising strikes against Syria was "not a declaration of war" but merely a "deterrent".
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the UK recognises that Turkey has "every right to respond when attacks on Turkish soil against Turkish citizens take place".
Speaking while on a visit to Turkey, Mr Clegg told reporters he was "really shocked and saddened" by the deaths of five Turkish citizens after a mortar bomb was fired from Syria yesterday.