Ankara: Shots fired from Syria at a Syrian refugee camp inside Turkey are a "clear violation" of the common border between the two countries, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.
"It was a very clear violation of the border," Erdogan
told reporters in Beijing, where he is on an official visit.
"Obviously we will take the necessary measures," he was quoted
as saying by the Turkish news agency Anatolia.
On the Turkish border, shots fired from inside Syria
yesterday wounded two Syrians and a Turkish translator in the
first case of Syrian fire hitting people on Turkish soil.
A Lebanese television cameraman Ali Shaaban was killed
inside Lebanese territory, also by Syrian gunfire.
Syria was facing a deadline today to withdraw its forces
from urban areas after months of bloody clashes, with a peace
accord brokered by UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan hanging
by a thread.
Syria`s armed forces were supposed to withdraw from urban
protest centres today, with a complete end to fighting
designed to avert all-out civil war was scheduled to follow 48
Washington said yesterday that Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad had shown no sign so far that his government was
sticking by the peace plan after signing on to the deal last
At least 105 people were killed yesterday, the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said after weekend violence
claimed almost 180 lives, most of them civilians.