Life returns to normal in Akçakale
AKÇAKALE - Hürriyet Daily News
Hürriyet Daily News Photo, Selahattin SönmezDaily life is gradually returning to normal in the Turkish border town of Akçakale, where a Syrian mortar struck a house Oct. 3, killing five civilians.
“We have returned to our routine life. The only unusual thing here is the journalists strolling around. When you leave here, Akçakale will be practically back to normal,” a shopowner in Akçakale told Hürriyet Daily News.
The Akçakale district of Turkey's southeastern province of Şanlıurfa has become a popular destination for Turkish and foreign journalists since Turkish troops returned mortar fire into Syria, after the Syrian shell struck the town on Oct. 3. Many journalists are comimng to visit the house that was struck by the mortar and the now-closed Akçakale border gate.
Meanwhile, increased military mobilization around Akçakale still continues. Turkish tanks and missiles are seen to be settled directed to Syria along the border, the Daily News has observed.