October 4th, 2012
04:31 AM ET

Turkey strikes targets in Syria in retaliation for shelling deaths

By Ivan Watson, CNN

Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed Wednesday, according to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.

The town of Akcakale "was hit by artillery fire belonging to the Syrian regime forces," a statement from Erdogan's office said, in the first clear assertion of blame for the shelling.

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  1. George Patton

    This needs to stop before al Qaeda uses this as another pretext to crush legitimate Government in Syria. It appears that the al Qaeda thugs in Pakistan are now itching for another war, especially if it gets the fundamentalist people to rally behind them, like they got popular support in Pakistan, a key factor to survive in any country. REMEMBER, IF THERE IS NO PUBLIC SUPPORT, TERRORIST GROUPS CAN NOT EXIST. Like I said before, fear is a great motivator for Islamic terrorists!!!

    October 5, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply
  2. Mert Ak

    Im from Turkey. we dont want war. its game of westerns. we have to be careful we dont want be like Irak.

    October 5, 2012 at 7:14 am | Reply
  3. George Patton

    This needs to stop before the West uses this as another pretext to invade Syria. It appears that the right-wing thugs in Washington are now itching for another war, especially if it gets the people to vote for them. Like I said before, fear is a great motivator!!!

    October 4, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      Are you trying to make me look nitwit by making fake posts under my handler?

      October 5, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply

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