Syrian shell hits Turkish town, again
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
A shell fired by the Syrian army at opposition forces has fallen in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa in the border town of Akçakale, where five civilians were killed last week by a similar mortar.
Turkish troops immediately retaliated against Syrian troops and hit an ammunition depot belonging to the Syrian army on the other side of the border.
Yesterday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had said Turkey would retaliate against any attack regardless of where it came from.
Turkish government obtained a one-year mandate from Parliament authorizing military raids into Syria if necessary on Oct. 4.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey was not interested in war but would not hesitate in retaliating against any attack and violation of its national security.
Oct. 3's incident marked the first time Syrian shells killed Turkish nationals since the uprising against the regime in Damascus began in March 2011.
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