Turkish troops come under fire on Syrian border
An armored vehicle belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces has come under fire while patrolling an area near the Syrian border, Doğan news agency has reported.
Three to five people from Syrian territory opened fire on the military vehicle at around 1:10 p.m., the Turkish military said.
The people who opened fire ran away farther into Syrian territory after Turkish forces immediately fired back.
No casualties were reported.
Turkish citizen killed at Syrian border
The incident came hours after a Turkish citizen was killed by gunfire coming from the Syrian side of the border formed by the Asi River, in what was reportedly a confrontation related to smuggling.
The person killed was involved in smuggling, and was heavily wounded at the site when officials tried to take him to a nearby hospital to receive treatment, Anatolia news agency reported. He died on the way to Antakya state hospital.
The Hatay Governor’s Office released a statement following the incident, suggesting the likely cause was a confrontation over debts.