Turkey sends diplomatic note to Syria over mortar bomb
Turkey has sent a diplomatic note to Syria over the mortar bomb that hit the southeastern province of Akçakale on Sept. 28, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said during a press conference in New York.
Davutoğlu said events at the border were being followed very closely, and that a note had been sent to Syrian authorities regarding the recent incident.
"No one should doubt Turkey's defense capabilities," Davutoğlu said. "We have taken all necessary precautions at border towns, including Çanakkale. Turkey is powerful enough to control the situation at the border."He also said Turkey was not excluding anyone from the peace process in Syria."We will not step back from taking the necessary precautions for Turkey's safety. We have shared this with all sides. We are following the area very closely."