EU Calls on Turkey, Syria to Refrain from Violence
EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has condemned Syria for shelling that killed five civilians in Turkey, calling on both countries to refrain from violence.
"Yesterday's incident illustrates clearly the tragic spill-over effects of the Syrian crisis in neighbouring countries," Ashton said in a statement.
"I once again urge the Syrian authorities to put an immediate end to the violence and fully respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all neighbouring countries."
On Wednesday, a mortar fire from Syria on the Turkish town of Akcakale, near the Syrian border, killed several civilians including a woman and three children.
Ankara responded by firing artillery at targets inside Syria. The Turkish government then sought authorization from parliament to conduct, if necessary, more cross-border operations against Syria.
NATO has already condemned Wednesday, Syrian attack on Turkish territory.
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