World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Foreign Ministry informed ambassadors of EU and Arab League countries about the shelling of Turkey's southeastern town by Syrian forces.
Ambassadors were summoned to the ministry and informed on the shelling and following developments on Friday, diplomatic officials said.
"Turkey responds proportionally"
US State Department spokesperson said on Friday that the United States believed that Turkey responded proportionally and moderately to Syria after the mortar attack by Syria on Turkey's southeastern town of Akcakale near the Turkish-Syrian border.
Mark Toner told a daily briefing that the United States stood with Turkey.
The motion that was approved by the Turkish parliament gave a clear message to Syria, he said.
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