The Turkish Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over a deadly skirmish on the Lebanese-Israeli border that killed at least five people.
"Turkey is seriously concerned by the clash on the Lebanese-Israeli border, which could lead to instability in the region as a whole in such a critical and sensitive time. Turkey
urges all sides to act in caution and contribute to efforts exerted for peace and stability in the region," said the ministry in a statement released early on Wednesday.
The statement said Turkey had always underlined that Lebanon's peace and stability were of crucial importance for the entire region, adding that Turkey extended support to a Beirut summit meeting between Saudi King Abdallah, Syrian President Bashar al-Asad and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman last Saturday.
"Turkey welcomes the trilateral summit meeting and supports a joint declaration issued with a view to underline the importance of the protection of peace and stability in Lebanon," the statement said.
The statement also reiterated Turkey support to Lebanon's national unity government under Premier Saad Hariri.
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